Monument

Institut de France

23 quai Conti - 75006 Paris

Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 6e Arrondissement

Description

The Institut de France defines itself the ‘Protector of Arts, Literature and Science’. It is housed within one of the French capital’s most beautiful buildings: a former school, the Collège des Quatre-Nations, built by Cardinal Mazarin between 1662 and 1688. Since 1795 it has been the seat of five learned societies: the Académie française, the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres, the Académie des Sciences, the Académie des Beaux-arts and the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. It is also home to the Bibliothèque Mazarine, the oldest public library in France, open to scholars as well as casual visitors. The Institut de France also manages prestigious foundations and museums such as the Château de Chantilly, the Musée Jacquemart-André and the Abbaye Royale de Chaalis.

Architectural style

  • Classique

Collections

  • Architecture
  • Bibliothèque
  • Boiseries
  • Histoire
  • Littérature
  • Mobilier
  • Salons privés
  • Sculpture

Epoque des collections

  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Bookshop
  • Car park/Parking

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

The inside of the building can only be visited during the European Heritage Days in the third weekend of September.

Guided tour

The Bibliothèque Mazarine offers free guided tours for individual visitors (generally towards the end of the day). Book a tour on the website: www.bibliotheque-mazarine.fr - email : contact@bibliotheque-mazarine.fr - Tel : +33 (0) 1 44 41 44 06

Group tour

Group visits can also be organized on request. Contact the Bibliothèque Mazarine by e-mail: contact@bibliotheque-mazarine.fr

Free

The inside of the building can only be visited during the European Heritage Days in the third weekend of September.

Closing times

Saturday, Sunday

Opening times

The inside of the building can only be visited during the European Heritage Days in the third weekend of September. The rest of the year, visitors can enter the beautiful courtyard to admire the façade of the Institut and enjoy a panoramic view of the Louvre on the opposite bank of the Seine.
The Bibliothèque Mazarine is open to library-goers and casual visitors from 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Voir la carte

Institut de France

23 quai Conti
75006 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 41 44 41
fondations@institut-de-france.fr
www.institut-de-france.fr

  • Subway - Odéon
  • RER - Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
  • Bus - 24, 27, 58, 70

Monument in the same district: Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Monument in the same arrondissement: 6th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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