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When the Paris metro system opened 116 years ago, Art Nouveau was at its peak. By this point, Parisians had wearied of identical Haussmannian boulevards and were ready for something new. In 1898, Hector Guimard’s Castel Béranger, an upmarket apartment block in the 16th arrondissement, provided just that. The success of this project made this Lyonnais architect the top pick for designing the gateways to the capital’s new subterranean world.