Quai d'Orsay Museum, Paris, France
The Quai d'Orsay Museum is an excellent example of the reconversion
of a former rail station. The central location of the station by the
Seine River and the large amount of available space fitted very well
the requirements of a world class museum. The facility was inaugurated
in 1900 for the Paris International Exposition and remained in use as
a railway station until 1939. It then served several uses, including
a theater. In 1986, the former rail station was inaugurated as a museum.