A different metro station.

The metro station “Louvre-Rivoli” used to be the major one for visitors to the Louvre. It's on the first Paris metro line, no. 1, created in 1900. Since the pyramid entrance with underground installations was created in 1989 it’s rather the “Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre” station which is used by the majority of the Louvre visitors… but the “Louvre-Rivoli” station is still the one which has a specific “Louvre touch”. Originally created like this in the 1960's, it has recently been renovated. You can really get the impression of already being inside the museum. Unfortunately – or fortunately, the ancient pieces of art you can find here are all copies.

They all have some text information – origins, history… You can even have a try to read some Egyptian hieroglyphs. 


Anonymous said...

Love that bust of Marie Antoinette!
Hope is by Houdon.
Thank you.

martinealison said...

Bonjour cher Peter,

Une station de métro qui apporte une belle part de rêve... Superbes photos

Gros bisous 🌺

claude said...

Elle est non seulement belle mais intéressante.

Bloggerin said...

Very nice photos. I love them. Looking forward to be back in Paris.