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Porte de Pantin Metro station’s musical decor

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Porte de Pantin Metro station brings a musical note

Porte de Pantin Metro station serves the Parc de la Villette, Paris’ largest cultural public garden that was developed in the 1970’s on the site of the city’s former slaughter houses.

The station has since been officially called Porte de Pantin - Parc de la Villette, but most people just stick to the older and shorter version.

Porte de Pantin is on Line 5 that links Bobigny-Pablo Picasso in the north to Porte d'Italie in the 13th district of Paris.

The theme of its decoration is based on the Cité de la Musique, which stands by the park entrance and Metro exit.

Multi-coloured ceramic tiles that represent music notes adorn the station’s vaulted ceiling and walls.

This decor, although limited to the upper parts, brings a ‘musical note’ to a relatively nondescript station and brightens it!

Sites of interest near Porte de Pantin Metro station?

Porte de Pantin provides direct access to the Parc de la Villette where you’ll find the Museum of Science and Industry, the 360 degree cinema in the Geode and the decommissioned submarine L'Argonaute.

You’ll also enjoy temporary exhibitions in the Grande Halle and musical concerts at the Zenith and Cité de la Musique.

A stroll along the Canal de l'Ourcq and Bassin de la Villette will allow you to discover the park’s contemporary art works such as La Bicyclette Ensevelie and the red Folies.

But you might simply want to enjoy the Parisian sunshine from the lawns or terrace of a café while your children enjoy a ride on a merry-go-round.

Directions: 19th district
Coordinates: Lat 48.888664 - Long 2.391922

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