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

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Wednesday 14th of June 2017

This looks amazing! I'm going to Paris at the beginning of September and will definitely add this to my intinery. I've also been reading your other posts of Paris, great tips and ideas.


Friday 16th of June 2017

Thanks – hope you enjoy it and have a fantastic time in Paris!


Monday 21st of November 2011

Wow, it looks amazing. That's really a station to visit and photograph.


Sunday 13th of November 2011

wonderful! thanks for sharing this!


Wednesday 9th of November 2011



Tuesday 8th of November 2011

That metro station looks great, thanks for showing it.