Institut de France, Paris

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  • Institut de France (France Academy) is a beautiful building with a front, drawing arcs and dome roof of the gold-rimmed black spreads wings across the bridge in front of the Louvre Museum (art gate) art houses. Here is the historic residence of King Louis 14th era as a University (completed in 1688) was built.
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  • Just in front of the Pont des Arts, it in fact is the former building of the four Nations College erected in the 17th century by Cardinal Mazarin. This name was established in memory of the four provinces conquered at the time by the France: Catalonia, Alsace, Artois and Pinerolo in Italy in the region of Piedmont. Established in 1795, the Institute of France will take there place. To date, he has academies: French Academy of Sciences, fine arts, moral and Political Sciences, inscriptions and literature. You can enjoy the outside of this superb building with his sculptures on the front, its pediment and its beautiful dome. Access is free. At the entrance, there is a security control but because of the Vigipirate plan, no picture can be taken... Visit the Mazarine library, impressive!... Come to metro station "Pont Neuf".
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  • Draws an arc in a half-moon across the Pont des Arts, connecting the left bank and right bank of the Louvre Palace, and one of the most impressive buildings. France Academy established in 17th century Royal Academy, once abolished by revolutionary France, and moved to its current location in 1805, was renamed France Academy in 1806. Similar to the Les Invalides building was impressive.
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  • This is a wonderful place to do some work or just to visit and admire. The library has an incredible collection of old books that are beautifully displayed in cases and on shelves. There are also many impressive busts displayed throughout the building. Entrance is free but you have to register for a limited access card that gives you a certain amount of visits before you must start paying. To get a seat, you give your access card to someone that will assign you a seat. There are power outlets available and the wifi is reliable.
  • This is where France honors excellence. Amazing library and amazing people ever since built by Mazarin.
  • 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 public and one accessible only to academics; the Da Vinci papers are in the non-accessible one.
  • Usually not opened to the Public. Nice view from the Pont Saint André des Arts.
  • Today 12. November 2017 the average rating is 4, 4
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