Arts and Metiers station is definitely one to be gilded into memory. The steampunk copper construction was designed in 1994, to celebrate the bicentennial of the nearby National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, in the science-fiction spirit of Belgian artist and scenographer Francois Schuiten. One can imagine descending into some subterranean Nautilus. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Chu  The Design of the Paris Metro by Tiffany Chu