Rouen-Rive-Droite Railway Station
The architectural delights begin upon arrival at Rouen’s Rive-Droite train station. It was built in 1847 by French architect Adolphe Dervaux, the man behind Paris’s famous Art Deco Metro light posts. Rive-Droite station’s architecture is Art Nouveau, an ornamental style characterised by undulating lines and decorative features such as statues and elements inspired by nature, including flowers and vines. Here, Art Nouveau is exemplified throughout the station’s façade: its curved roof, the ornate clock tower darting from the right and the two centre columns that morph into statues of women nearing the top.