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Forget what they say, the Paris Metro can be beautiful

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Forget what they say, the Paris Metro can be beautiful
Photo: LittleGoguette/Instagram
14:36 CEST+02:00
The Paris Metro is commonly described as dirty and rat-infested, with stuffy air that reeks of urine and/or sweat. But a trending social media hashtag aims to show the unnoticed beauty of the stereotypically joyless and dirty Parisian underground system.

For anyone who's ever been crammed in a Paris Metro carriage at rush hour, forced to inhale another commuter's frizzy hair or be pressed against a sweaty armpit, it's not easy to see any beauty in the Metro. 

It's not a place anyone wants to spend a lot of time, especially with such incidents as the trouser-cutting Metro pervert or the random, scary acts of violence

But the hashtag #VoirDuBeauDansLeMetro (See Beauty in the Metro) has taken off on Instagram and Twitter, showing snaps of street art, cute kids, pops of colour, and amorous couples, seeking to portray the Paris Metro in a new light. 

Here are some of our favorites. 

 

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