Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (Paris Métro)

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Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Paris Metro line 1 - Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre.jpg
Line 1 platforms
Location 93, rue de Rivoli
Place du Palais-Royal (five)
Place Colette
1st arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°51′46″N 2°20′12″E / 48.862644°N 2.336578°E / 48.862644; 2.336578Coordinates: 48°51′46″N 2°20′12″E / 48.862644°N 2.336578°E / 48.862644; 2.336578
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 19 July 1900 (1900-07-19)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Location
Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre is located in Paris
Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre
Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre
Location within Paris

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 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Tuileries)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 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 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7 toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Pont Neuf)
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7 toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Pyramides)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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