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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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  • Tranquil place to take in some of the key sites of Paris as well as have the Seine River below your feet. Picturesque, beautiful and serene.  more »
  • From the Pont de la Concorde leading to the National Assembly, heading towards the Trocadero, we go along the Seine, discovering the majestic Pont Alexandre III, then the Invalides, and finally that of the Alma and its famous Zouave!
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