Interesting Places I've Photographed
Kiosque des Noctambules
Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre Métro Station
Topic: Abstract Sculptures
GPS: N48° 51.789; E002° 20.165
In 2000, the entrance to the Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre Métro Station was transformed into the Kiosque des Noctambules (Kiosk for Night Owls) by Jean-Michel Othoniel.
This garish entrance Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre station of the Paris Métro serves the number 1 and 7 lines. The station entrance is reserved for persons already holding tickets for the Métro.
In 2000, Jean-Michel Othoniel transformed the original design by Hector Guimard at the Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre Métro station into the Kiosque des Noctambules (Kiosk for Night Owls). An ornate aluminum fence guards the opening of the station. The fence is composed of conjoined rings some of which are decorated with Murano glass beads. The spectacular canopy is pair of crowns made of Murano glass beads and aluminum. An aluminium bench (for chance encounters) is provided at the back of the fence below the canopy.