Q for Quais in Paris

  • Quai - A wharf, or quay, is a structure on the shore of a harbor where ships may dock to load and unload cargo or passengers. Such a structure includes one or more berths (mooring locations), and may also include piers, warehouses, or other facilities necessary for handling the ships.(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quai)

The quai André Citroën is a road and quai along the rive gauche of the Seine, in the 15e arrondissement of Paris.
Formerly the quai de Javel, after the town of Javel formerly on the site (this developed in 1485 out of the village of Javetz and its small port and boat yard), it was renamed in honour of the car manufacturer André Citroën (1878 - 1935).
The Citroën factories operated here between 1915 and 1974[1] (on what is now the Parc André Citroën).
The quai's axis is largely north-east to south-west. It continues in the north into quai de Grenelle, at pont de Grenelle, and to the south by quai d'Issy-les-Moulineaux at pont du Garigliano. Pont Mirabeau also joins to the Quai André-Citroën. The whole of this quai along the Seine is occupied by the port de Javel. (via Wikipedia)

The Quai François Mitterrand is a quay by the River Seine in Paris, France, along the stretch where the Palais du Louvre is situated. Formerly Quai du Louvre, it was renamed Quai François Mitterrand after the former French president on October 26, 2003. (via Wikipedia)

The Port du Louvre is a walkway running along the River Seine (on the "right bank") immediately to the south of the Louvre in Paris, France. It is parallel to and lower than the larger Voie Georges Pompidou road between it and the Louvre.
The Port du Louvre is on the Arago route (the Paris Meridian) that runs north-south through Paris, named in honour of the French astronomer and politician François Arago.[1] A bronze Arago plaque can be found embedded in the paving of the Port du Louvre.[2] This is one of 135 bronze medallions installed in 1994 by the Dutch conceptual artist, Jan Dibbets.
Boats for river trips stop at the Port du Louvre. (via Wikipedia)

The Quai d'Orsay is a quai in the VIIe 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 de 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 de 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 Lacornée. The statues of the facade were created by the sculptor Henri Triqueti (1870). (via Wikipedia)



The Quai des Tuileries is a quay on the Right Bank of the River Seine in Paris, France, along the stretch close to where the Palais du Louvre and the Quai François Mitterrand is situated, in the 1st arrondissement.[1]
Quai des Tuileries runs between the Pont du Carrousel and the Pont de la Concorde that cross the River Seine to the Left Bank. It is close to the Avenue du General Lemonnier and the Place de la Concorde. Vehicles may travel in one direction only. (via Wikipedia)

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6 comments:

p3chandan said...

O la la...a walkabout in Paris, such lovely sceneries at the quay!

Forty Pound Sack said...

Ah, it feels like a mini vacation. Never been to Paris, but someday....

Name: Luana Krause said...

Can't wait to go to Paris! Lovely pics.

Debbie said...

I do enjoy tagging along with you!

Donnie said...

Lovely area and great photos.

nutschell said...

what beautiful pictures! sure would love to go to paris and walk by the quais one day. great meeting you through the a-z. :)
nutschell
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