Train Carriages Replicate The Halls Of Versailles

Commuters on the RER C line in Paris are treated to an exquisitely inspired ride.

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Libby Garrett on October 2, 2012. @libby_garrett

The carriage interiors of the RER C rail line in Paris have been decorated with replications of the halls and gardens of the Palace of Versailles.

Concave carriage ceilings recreate Versaille’s vaulted halls, stair landings are transformed into open garden views and vertical walls appear to be the library shelves of Louis XVI.

Click through the gallery to see how the replications transform a simple train ride into a distinctive and delightful journey.

Chateau de Versailles

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Libby Garrett is a regular contributor to She is a trends specialist and strategist who teaches trends investigation and innovation design at Istituto di Design, Barcelona. She enjoys the company of soothsayers, entrepreneurs and people who make things. Her favorite possession is her passport.