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Tuileries Metro station celebrates the Metro's centenary

This page was updated on: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at: 10:22 am

Tuileries Metro station on Ligne 1, Paris Metro’s first line

The station exits in Rue de Rivoli, the street that borders the northern side of the Tuileries Gardens.

It is part of Ligne 1, which connects La Défense business district to the west with Château de Vincennes in the southeast of Paris. Line 1 opened in 1900 and was Paris' first Metro line.

It's now fulled automated (no driver) and a glass safety screen with automatic doors separates the platforms from the rails.

A popular subway station with the tourists, Tuileries was chosen to commemorate the centenary of the creation of the Metro Parisien.

Tuileries Metro station’s cultural-themed decor: Centenary of Paris Metro

Tuileries Metro station’s cultural-themed decor consists of 11 wall panels printed with a photo collage.

They illustrate the major events that marked French history and culture, but also Parisian transport, throughout the last 11 decades. Each panel illustrates a decade.

You’ll therefore find pictures of Charles Chaplin, Josephine Baker, Gal de Gaulle, Carl Lewis, Nelson Mandela, Spirit of Saint-Louis, a Sprague-Thomason, a self-propelled Z, scotter, the supersonic aircraft Concorde, the Airbus A380, but also the Liberation of Paris, Chanel 5, the Game Boy, Darth Vader to name a few…

Sites of interest near Tuileries Metro station?

Louvre museum, Place de la Concorde, Place Vendôme, Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Directions: 1st district
Coordinates: Lat 48.864453 - Long 2.330161

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