Obscure Passages



The subway station Arts and Trades

The subway station Arts and Trades

Localization: Paris - France.

Destination: Gates of Armilia - Pahry.

Discovered by:
François Schuiten et Benoit Peeters.

Ferryman: No.

Status: Possible opening.

Means: Passage.


See the site of the museum of Arts et Trades

  The assumption that the subway station "Arts and Trades" in Paris could be a Passage, is even more convincing than that the one of the station of the "Gate of Hal" in Brussels. The particular environment of the station (which is situated in the very centre of Paris) together with the museum of Arts and Trades, could only be there in order to create a fascinating place of meeting between two worlds.

   Once more, many events feed this assumption that Passages in such places exist. For  example the fact that Leon Foucault tested the aforementioned pendulum, not only in the Vault of Arts and Trades, but also in the Law courts of Bruxelles, which is a recognized passage place. It is therefore presumed that this personnage, who certainly knew about the reality of the obscure world, choose to try his experiment in these two linking places between the cities.

   The museum and the subway station were recently part of a vast renovation project. In spite of serious warnings of many people, it seems that the renovation  once more resulted in wiping out all traces (or indications) of the presence of a Passage. Many disappearances occurred in these places but again the authorities classified the file as unresolved. Henceforth, the file was closed and archived...