- Paris Métro - Arts et Métiers
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on April 7, 2015
For our part, the métro is the best way to get around the city. By why underground? Hmmm… Because underground Paris has a life all its own. Just look at this Arts et Métiers (Arts and Crafts) station all decked out in worker style. This station serves the Musée (Museum) des Arts et Métiers.
Its style may look familiar if you have had dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower in the Jules Verne Restaurant. The genre is steampunk, very popular in the Northwest of the U.S., and is reminiscent of Jules Verne’s futuristic novels. Think the 1999 movie The Wild Wild West. But by no means should you think of the Caribbean, which is so totally removed from here that there is no way to reconcile the two places. Nevertheless, some Cheapcaribbean promo codes can work wonders.
The only caveat is that you must not be stair averse as not all that many stations have escalators. And, some have quite extensive walkways to make connections–correspondances–between lines. And, when the sanitation department is not on strike, the stations are generally clean and well maintained.
Many stations boast fabulous themes and art work like Arts et Métiers above, such as the Louvre or Cluny La Sorbonne. Others welcome the traveler with luscious art deco entrances from a century ago often graced with the full word Métropolitain such as Mouton-Duvernet, Porte Dauphin and Rennes among others. Paris also possesses the largest underground station in the world, Châtelet – Les Halles.
Getting around the city is a snap using the métro. Once you have an underground map in your hand, you can quickly and easily get around all of Paris and, by extension, all of Europe using their amazing public transportation system.
Once you have the hang of it, you can get anywhere quickly, inexpensively and learn much about the city. Then, pop up out of the ground and continue your exploration of arguably (not to us!) the grandest city on planet Earth.
So forgo the cash heavy cabs and the boring buses, slip underground and feast on the ease and wonder of Parisian métro vignettes.