Think of the Paris Métro and its art nouveau entrances immediately spring to mind. Their swirling, leafy shapes and accompanying lettering are evocative of the nostalgic charm and romance of the French capital city.

The cast-iron designs are highlighted in Blue Crow’s architectural guide to the city’s transit system alongside the Jules Verne-inspired platforms at Arts et Métiers, a mid-century ceramic mural and a variety of typefaces.

Take a whistle-stop tour of the best design and architectural sights on the Paris Métro.

A glowing cross is floating on Manhattan’s East River

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