Monument

Institut de France

23 quai de 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

La Coupole is open for free access every Saturday from 10am to 6pm. The Palais de l'Institut de France in its entirety can only be visited on the occasion of the European Heritage Days, 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

The Palais de l'Institut is open to visitors on the 2nd Sunday of each month (excluding school holidays), for groups of up to 30 people, supervised by a lecturer. Group tours of the Mazarine Library can be arranged. Contact the library by email: contact@bibliotheque-mazarine.fr

Free

La Coupole is open for free access every Saturday from 10am to 6pm. The Palais de l'Institut de France in its entirety can only be visited on the occasion of the European Heritage Days, the third weekend of September.

Closing times

Sunday

Opening times

La Coupole is open for free access every Saturday from 10am to 6pm. The Palais de l'Institut de France in its entirety can only be visited on the occasion of the European Heritage Days, the third weekend of September. The rest of the time, visitors admire its facade from the beautiful Place de l'Institut and enjoy a panoramic view of the Louvre Museum, located on the other side of the Seine. The Mazarine Library is open to readers and visitors from Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm.

Voir la carte

Institut de France

23 quai de 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 - 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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