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Quai d'Orsay, Paris

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The Quai d’Orsay is a quay in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, part of the left bank of the Seine, and the name of the street along it. The Quai becomes the east of the Palais Bourbon, and the Quai Branly west of the Pont de l'Alma.The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs is located on the Quai d'Orsay, and thus the ministry is often called the Quai d'Orsay by metonymy.The Quai (rue du Bac) has historically played an important role in French art as a location to which many artists came to paint along the banks of the river Seine.The building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was developed between 1844 and 1855 by Jacques Lacornée. The statues of the facade were created by the sculptor (1870).
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  • The promenade of the Seine in the most historic center of Paris. We have walked here several times on the southern bank of the Seine. Historic buildings, a magnificent museum, good views of the Louvre, Seine, Grand and Small Palaces. Among the attractions are the National Assembly building, the Museo d'Orsay, the language academy, the chic Alexander the Third Bridge. There are pleasure boats sailing on the Sun. From the eastern end of the embankment there are wonderful views across the Seine to Notre Dame Cathedral on the Ile de la Cite. If you are going to Paris, try to choose the time to stroll along this amazing promenade.
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  • this wharf allows you to quickly reach the Champs Elysees from the Musée d'Orsay, passing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Invalides
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