Square Victoria-OACI Métro entrance ~ Montréal, Qc


 

While on a Montréal walkabout make sure to head on over to Square Victoria to peruse the Art Nouveau Parisian Métro (subway) entrance that adorns the St-Antoine entrance of the métro.

Hector Guimard’s famous work was donated to the city of Montréal in 1967 by the RATP (Régie autonome des transports parisiens) to commemorate the collaboration of French and Canadian engineers who build the Métro.

This is the only authentic Guimard entrance in use on a métro station, anywhere in the world outside of Paris. A crown jewel of the Montréal métro’s art collection and, one of my favorite outdoor work of art in Montréal. I especially love the amber lamps that resemble snake eyes!

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