☆ The metro ☆
The Métropolitain was inaugurated at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 and linked its major sites..
Designed by the engineer Fulgence Bienvenüe, it was Hector Guimard who designed the 84 Art nouveau entrances, two of which still exist at the Abbesses and Porte-Dauphine metro stations..
White earthenware tiles and sculpted frames are the hallmark of the Parisian metro..
Over the years, the metro has accumulated works of art:
A revolutionary fresco at Bastille..
The Nautilus submarine as seen by JulesVerne at Arts-et-Métiers..
The history of the 20th century in pictures at Tuileries..