Vingt-cinq heures à Paris
31st August & 1st September 2009
© copyright photographs by Colin Duff
A short overnight visit to Paris did not provide any time for serious railway observation and photography, however I was able to snap a few sightings of the elevated Metro Ligne 6 whilst out and about on both days, plus thanks to the Eurostar staff at Paris deciding that check-in only opens half an hour later than printed on the tickets and stated on their website I found I had some time to kill at the Gare du Nord.
We start with the Metro, above, a Ligne 6 train crossing Le Fleuve Seine near La Tour Eiffel. See also below.
|From the top of La Tour Montparnasse the elevated Ligne 6 can see seen clearly, making its way north west towards La Tour Eiffel. You can see four stations, bottom to top Pasteur, Sèvres Lecourbe, Cambronne and La Motte Picquet Grenelle, an eastbound train leaving Pasteur and westbound trains at Sèvres Lecourbe and La Motte Picquet Grenelle. The last station is an interchange with Lignes 8 and 10.|
|A closer aerial view of Pasteur station with trains departing and arriving. Note unlike on SNCF, the Metro has right hand running.|
|A Ligne 6 train crossing Le Fleuve Seine on an interesting bridge on a bridge.|
My wife and I have always loved the Art Deco entrances to the Metro, though I have always thought of them as looking like Triffids!
On a very wet September 1st morning this is the entrance to Palais Royale/Musée du Louvre station on La Rue Rivoli. Like other Art Deco entrances, it features designs by Hector Guimard.