From grotty to glorious: Ghost stations of Paris could get a stunning second life

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A mayoral candidate in Paris has proposed transforming the city's disused metro stations

A series of images display subterranean night clubs, swimming pools and restaurants

There are a total of 16 disused stations beneath the streets of Paris

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What would be the most sensible way for a city to make use of its old and disused metro stations?

Maybe they could be given a lick of paint and put back into service. Or how about rebranding them to drag in tourists with ghoulish yarns of haunted catacombs?

In the French capital of Paris, one mayoral candidate has raised the possibility of sprucing up a station that has lain idle since 1939 with elaborate swimming pools, nightclubs and art installations.

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