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Institut de France

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Phone  +33 1 44 41 44 41
Founded  25 October 1795
Institut de France

Address  23 Quai de Conti, 75270 Paris, France
Hours  Open today · 10AM–6PMMonday10AM–6PMTuesday10AM–6PMWednesday10AM–6PMThursday10AM–6PMFriday10AM–6PMSaturday10AM–6PMSundayClosed
Similar  Pont des Arts, Château de Chantilly, Musée Jacquemart‑André, Pont Neuf, Collège de France

Secrets d histoire institut de france

The Institut de France ([ɛ̃stity də fʁɑ̃s], French Institute) is a French learned society, grouping five académies, the most famous of which is the Académie française.


The Institute, located in Paris, manages approximately 1,000 foundations, as well as museums and châteaux open for visit. It also awards prizes and subsidies, which amounted to a total of €5,028,190.55 for 2002. Most of these prizes are awarded by the Institute on the recommendation of the académies.

Institut de france


The Institut de France was established on 25 October 1795, by the French government.


  • Académie française (French Academy, concerning the French language) – initiated 1635, suppressed 1793, restored 1803 as a division of the institute.
  • Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres (Academy of Humanities) – initiated 1663.
  • Académie des sciences (Academy of Sciences) – initiated 1666.
  • Académie des beaux-arts (Academy of Fine Arts) – created 1816 as the merger of the
  • Académie de peinture et de sculpture (Academy of Painting and Sculpture, initiated 1648)
  • Académie de musique (Academy of Music, initiated 1669) and
  • Académie d'architecture (Academy of Architecture, initiated 1671)
  • Académie des sciences morales et politiques (Academy of Moral and Political Sciences) – initiated 1795, suppressed 1803, reestablished 1832.
  • Influence

    The Royal Society of Canada, initiated 1882, was modeled after the Institut de France and the Royal Society of London. The Lebanese Academy of Sciences known officially by its French name "Académie des Sciences du Liban (ASL) is broadly fashioned after the French Academy of Sciences, with which it continues to develop joint programs.


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