Square-Victoria–OACI (Hector Guimard)

Hector Guimard

Station entrance (1967)

Cast iron and Comblanchien stone
Gift of the Régie autonome des transports parisiens (RATP)
Location: Saint-Antoine entrance

This Art Nouveau-style architectural element, dating back to the beginning of the Paris métro in 1900, was installed in Square Victoria in 1967. It was completely restored in 2003 when the square was redesigned and integrated into the Quartier international de Montréal.

Did you know?

The RATP gave this Guimard entrance to the Montréal métro to commemorate the involvement of Parisian engineers in its construction.

About the artist

Born in Lyon, France, Hector Guimard (1867-1942) was one of the most important figures of Art Nouveau, an aesthetic movement inspired by the forms of nature. In 1899, he was mandated to create the entranceways for the brand-new Paris métro system.

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