Théâtre d'Orsay

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The théâtre d'Orsay was a theater located on the rive gauche of the Seine, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris

Seine river in France

The Seine is a 777-kilometre-long (483 mi) river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. It rises at Source-Seine, 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Dijon in northeastern France in the Langres plateau, flowing through Paris and into the English Channel at Le Havre. It is navigable by ocean-going vessels as far as Rouen, 120 kilometres (75 mi) from the sea. Over 60 percent of its length, as far as Burgundy, is negotiable by commercial riverboats, and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating; excursion boats offer sightseeing tours of the river banks in Paris, lined with top monuments including Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and Musée d'Orsay.

7th arrondissement of Paris French municipal arrondissement in Île-de-France, France

The 7th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France. In spoken French, this arrondissement is referred to as septième.

It was inaugurated in 1972 in the former gare d'Orsay originally conceived by the architect Victor Laloux in 1898. Jean-Louis Barrault installed a removable wooden structure, and presented there very varied shows. The greatest successes will be Sous le vent des îles Baléares by Paul Claudel, Isabella Morra by André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Ainsi parla Zarathoustra , a piece of incidental music by Pierre Boulez after the book by Nietzsche, Les Nuits de Paris by Restif de la Bretonne, and also Zadig after Voltaire or The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs based on a novella by the British novelist George Moore.

Gare dOrsay former Paris railway station and hotel, now art museum (Musée dOrsay)

Gare d'Orsay is a former Paris railway station and hotel, built in 1900 to designs by Victor Laloux, Lucien Magne and Émile Bénard; it served as a terminus for the Chemin de Fer de Paris à Orléans. It was the first electrified urban rail terminal in the world, opened 28 May 1900, in time for the 1900 Exposition Universelle. After closure as a station, it reopened in December 1986 as the Musée d'Orsay, an art museum. The museum is currently served by the RER station of the same name.

Victor Laloux French architect

Victor Alexandre Frederic Laloux was a French Beaux-Arts architect and teacher.

Jean-Louis Barrault 1910-1994 French actor and theatre director

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However, the station had to be vacated to become the musée d'Orsay. In 1981, the troupe moved to the Palais de Glace which then became the Théâtre du Rond-Point, where Barrault resettled a wooden structure identical to that of the théâtre d'Orsay.

Musée dOrsay Art museum, Design/Textile Museum, Historic site in Rue de Lille Paris, France

The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe. Musée d'Orsay had 3.177 million visitors in 2017.

Théâtre du Rond-Point

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