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The Musee d'Orsay is one of the largest exhibition halls of fine and applied art in Paris. The museum is located in the 7th administrative district of Paris on the left bank of the Seine.
The museum was founded in 1986. Before that, there were buildings of one of the railway stations and a cheap hotel adjacent to it. The station was built in 1900; the historical significance of this place lies in the fact that it was the first station in the world from which an electric train departed. The station existed until 1971.
Since the beginning of the Second World War, the station was used extremely rarely and fell into terrible desolation. In 1971, the architecture department prepared a project for the dismantling of the building, however, Georges Pompidou, as president, did not allow the building to be destroyed, but proposed to turn it into a museum. The station became a museum only after the death of the president.
Today the museum is a large-scale art gallery, the main exposition of which is dedicated to impressionism. Several hundred paintings by artists working in this direction are displayed here.
In addition to the exhibition hall, the Musee d'Orsay is also used as a venue for various live concerts and the annual Film History Festival.
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