Louvre – Rivoli (Paris Métro)

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Louvre – Rivoli
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Date opened 19 July 1900 (1900)
Accesses 8, rue de l'Amiral de Coligny
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 1st arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
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List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Louvre – Rivoli is a station on Paris Métro Line 1. It is near the Louvre and Rue de Rivoli.

The station was opened on 13 August 1900, almost a month after trains began running on the original section of line 1 between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900, under the name Louvre. It was given its current name in 1989, soon after the opening of the new entrance to the Louvre Museum at the simultaneously renamed Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre station.[1]

In 1968, the platforms in this station were decorated with replicas of ancient art from the Louvre Museum. It was the first metro station to become culturally decorated.[1]

As of April, 2014, the station's platforms are being renovated.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Line 1 platforms
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound  (M) (1) toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre)
Eastbound  (M) (1) toward Château de Vincennes (Châtelet)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hardy, B. Paris Metro Handbook. 3rd Ed, 1999. Capital Transport Publishing.



Coordinates: 48°51′40″N 2°20′25″E / 48.86108°N 2.340283°E / 48.86108; 2.340283