Definitions for quai d'orsayˈkeɪ dɔrˈseɪ, ˈkweɪ
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the street in Paris along the south bank of the Seine known for its governmental ministries
French Foreign Office, Quai d'Orsay(noun)
the French department in charge of foreign affairs; referred to familiarly by its address in Paris
The Quai d’Orsay is a quai 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 Quai Anatole-France 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 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 Lacornée. The statues of the facade were created by the sculptor Henri Triqueti. Quai d’Orsay Quai d'Orsay View of the Quai d'Orsay
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