Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (Paris Métro)

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Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (M)
Place Colette with the "Kiosque des noctambules" (left). The building in the background is the Comédie-Française
Date opened 19 July 1900 (1900)
Accesses 93, rue de Rivoli
Place du Palais-Royal (five)
Place Colette
the 1st arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 1
La Défense
Château de Vincennes
Tuileries Louvre – Rivoli
Paris Métro Line 7
Villejuif or
Mairie d'Ivry
La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945
Pont Neuf Pyramides
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre is a station on lines 1 and 7 of the Paris Métro.

It is one of the eight original stations opened as part of the first section of line 1 between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900, under the name Palais Royal. The line 7 platforms were opened on 1 July 1916 with the extension of the line from Opéra. It was the southern terminus of the line until it was extended to Pont Marie on 16 April 1926. The station was given its current name in 1989, soon after the opening of the new entrance to the Louvre Museum. It is named after the nearby Palais Royal and the Louvre.

The entrance on Place Colette was redesigned by Jean-Michel Othoniel, as the "Kiosque des noctambules" (Kiosk of the night-walkers), and completed in October 2000 for the centenary of the Métro. Two cupolas of the "Kiosque des noctambules" (one representing the day, the other the night) are made of colored glass beads that are threaded to structure of aluminum. They make an unexpected and original work in the very traditional environment of the Place Colette.

Attractions accessible from this metro station include the Louvre, the Place du Carrousel, and the Carrousel du Louvre shopping mall.

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 (Tuileries)
Eastbound  (M) (1) toward Château de Vincennes (Louvre – Rivoli)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Line 7 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound  (M) (7) toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Pont Neuf)
Northbound  (M) (7) toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Pyramides)
Side platform, doors will open on the right



  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton. 2862533076

Coordinates: 48°51′46″N 2°20′12″E / 48.862644°N 2.336578°E / 48.862644; 2.336578