Institut de France
Within the Institut de France , the Mazarine Library is France’s oldest public library, founded in 1643. You can visit the bust-lined,...
The Institut de France , created in 1795, brought together five of France’s academies of arts and sciences. The most famous of these is...
Monnaie de Paris
The 18th-century royal mint, the Monnaie de Paris – still used by the Ministry of Finance to produce commemorative medals and coins –...
Café La Palette
In the heart of gallery land, this fin de siècle cafe and erstwhile stomping ground of Paul Cézanne and Georges Braque attracts a...
Restaurant Guy Savoy
If you're considering visiting a three-Michelin-star temple of gastronomy, this should certainly be on your list. The world-famous chef...
23 quai de Conti, 6e · interesting places nearby
Institut de France information
The French Institute, created in 1795, brought together five of France’s academies of arts and sciences. The most famous of these is the Académie Française , founded in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu. Its 40 members, known as the Immortels (Immortals), have the Herculean (some say impossible) task of safeguarding the purity of the French language.
The domed building housing the institute, across the Seine from the Louvre’s eastern end, is a masterpiece of French neoclassical architecture.