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Institut de France

23 quai Conti | 6e, 75270 Paris, France
+33 1 44 41 44 41
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23 quai Conti | 6e, 75270 Paris, France
Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I loved walking around Paris and in the neighborhood closest to our hotel, seeing the dome of the Institut de France unexpectedly show itself. The Institut consists of five academies, three of which were founded in the 1600's. The Institut rewards inventions, discoveries and achievements...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is an impressive building in Paris and you will have nice view from Pont des Arts. A great Institution holding five specific "academies" that deserve to be attended when there is a public event. This place has 2 libraries - one accessible to the...More

Thank Rubaiyat E S
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Institut de France is located on the left bank of the Seine, opposite the Louvre Museum. The famous “bridge of love locks”, Pont des Arts, leads straight to the main entrance of this impressive building. It features two wings forming a semi-circle and a...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

Located on the left bank of the River Seine, we first became aware of the Institut de France when the recorded commentary on our hop-on, hop-off mentioned it, as the bus passed it. Later, we were able to take a much closer look at this...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2015

PROS: picturesque building by the Seine and the Pont Des Arts. Gold leaf trims around the dome flanked by a wider base. CONS: none.

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Reviewed 13 June 2015

The building is located in front of Le Louvre, on the other side of the River Seine. If you are not in Paris during the Journée du Patrimoine, or if you are but don't want to wait for hours in line, you can see admire...More

Thank sipivu
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

This very striking building from the late 17th century sits on the south side of the River Seine at the end of the Pont de Arts (Locks of Love Bridge). Other than taking a few pictures of it while on the bridge, there are much...More

Thank JT_Turner3
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

One of the most beautiful riverside buildings in Paris. The Institut de France was originally known as the College of Four Nations. It was completed in 1688 and is a fine example of neo classical architecture, complete with colonnades and topped with a cupola. Today...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The Institute of France, is an academic institution, integrating the major national academies including the prestigious Académie des Sciences, with almost 700 academics and intellectuals from various fields of knowledge. This Institute manages the museums, castles and palaces existing in the country. It's a beautiful...More

1  Thank Andrea S
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

Was built in 1805 as a huge government office which it remains today.Manages 6 National Academies which run 1000 foundations and museums and libraries.Finest looking office I've ever seen with imposing wings and a grand coupole in the middle. Your photos do it justice.It's next...More

2  Thank Adrian H
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