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Quai d'Orsay   /ki dˌɔrsˈeɪ/   Listen
Quai d'Orsay

The street in Paris along the south bank of the Seine known for its governmental ministries.
The French department in charge of foreign affairs; referred to familiarly by its address in Paris.  Synonym: French Foreign Office.

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"Quai d'Orsay" Quotes from Famous Books

... by order of the Chamber of Peers; from the little bell-tower at the side of the church of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, back of the Louvre, the signal was sounded for the Saint Bartholomew. The Chatelet and the Conciergerie were famous prisons; the ruins of the palace on the Quai d'Orsay have been but just removed, to make room for the new depot of the Orleans railway, after having stood since 1871 a most eloquent monument of the excesses of the Commune. It was even proposed to leave the shattered walls of ...
— Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1 • William Walton

... can keep in close and constant touch with its whole length; while, if one has not the time or inclination to traverse its entire course, there is always the delightful "tour from town," by which one can leave the Quai d'Orsay by the Orleans line at a comfortable morning hour and, before lunch-time, be in the midst of the splendour and plenty ...
— The Automobilist Abroad • M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield

Words linked to "Quai d'Orsay" :   French Foreign Office, Foreign Office, street, Left Bank, Latin Quarter

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