Paris Metro Architecture & Design Map


Transport design historian Mark Ovenden has curated this unique bilingual guide map featuring landmark Art Nouveau entrances and ceramic-tiled platforms, Art Deco signage and mid-century murals across fifty of the Paris Métro’s finest stations.

Alongside the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame, the classic Art Nouveau entrances to the Métro are a visual shorthand for the city of Paris itself. Although it was not the first city to bury its rail network in tunnels, the panache of the early station entrances and style of today’s Métro make this one of the most iconic transport systems in the world.

This two-sided cartographic guide with original photography by Nigel Green provides fascinating insight into the Métro’s visual design and architecture for anyone interested in the City of Light and its magnificent Métro.