Louvre – Rivoli (Paris Métro)

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Louvre – Rivoli
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Location8, rue de l'Amiral de Coligny
1st arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°51′40″N 2°20′25″E / 48.86108°N 2.340283°E / 48.86108; 2.340283Coordinates: 48°51′40″N 2°20′25″E / 48.86108°N 2.340283°E / 48.86108; 2.340283
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened19 July 1900 (1900-07-19)
Previous namesLouvre (1900-1989)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
Louvre – Rivoli is located in Paris
Louvre – Rivoli
Louvre – Rivoli
Location within Paris

Louvre – Rivoli ([luvʁ ʁivɔli]) is a station on Paris Métro Line 1. It is near the Louvre and Rue de Rivoli.

The station was opened on 13 August 1900, almost a month after trains began running on the original section of line 1 between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900, under the name Louvre. It was given its current name in 1989, soon after the opening of the new entrance to the Louvre Museum at the simultaneously renamed Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre station.[1]

In 1968, the platforms in this station were decorated with replicas of ancient art from the Louvre Museum. It was the first metro station to become culturally decorated.[1]

As of April, 2014, the station's platforms are being renovated.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Line 1 platforms Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward Château de Vincennes (Châtelet)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right



  1. ^ a b Hardy, B. Paris Metro Handbook. 3rd Ed, 1999. Capital Transport Publishing.