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Paris’ steampunk Arts et Métiers Metro station // In pictures

Paris’ steampunk Arts et Métiers Metro station

Paris’ Metro may be well-known for its art nouveau-influenced stations, with their arching cast-iron entrances decorated with leaves, and their white-tiled platforms. But there’s one station that looks more like it’s stepped out of a Jules Verne science fiction story – Arts et Métiers. Given its name by the arts and craft museum above it, the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, the platform for Metro line 11 here was given its unique look as part of the museum’s 200-year anniversary. Belgian comic artist François Schuiten turned the tunnels into a steampunk-style submarine, taking inspiration from Jules Verne’s Nautilus. The polished copper walls with portholes onto miniature civilisations, huge cogs on the ceiling, carved wooden seats and brass detailing make it a world away from your usual commute.

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Paris’ steampunk metro station
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Arts et Métiers Metro station
Paris’ steampunk Arts et Métiers Metro station

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Paris’ steampunk Arts et Métiers Metro station – On the Luce travel blog

Loraie Nicols

Saturday 25th of March 2023

In which arrondissement is this station located? Many thanks for your walking tours of Paris, they are the best I have seen .

Lucy Dodsworth

Saturday 1st of April 2023

Thanks so much! Arts et Métiers is in the 3rd.