Paris, March 12, AZERTAC
First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva, accompanied by Culture Minister of France Franck Riester, has visited the Orsay Museum in Paris.
French Culture Minister Franck Riester welcomed First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva.
Mehriban Aliyeva was informed about the museum.
The Orsay Museum is situated on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The station was put on the supplementary list of Historic Monuments and finally listed in 1978. The museum, which opened in 1986, holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Degas and Renoir.
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