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Institut de France, Paris

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  • Already at the time when I was a student, I often spent with respect on the bridge of the Arts and the Institute of France (aka the French Academy or simply 'La Coupole'). The public Chamber of the academicians is precisely located under the dome (cupola) we see from the outside. This room is superb. The French Academy was founded in 1634 under the reign of Louis XIII by cardinal Richelieu. His goal: standardize and perfect the French language. It consists of forty members elected by their peers. Integrated into the Institute of France during its inception on October 25, 1795, she is the first of its five academies. Having studied languages, the activity of this venerable institution particularly attracted me. The statue of Napoleon I in opposite white marble is also impressive. But the real gem of the Academy is probably the Mazarine library. Just cross the courtyard to find calm and serenity. It is the oldest Library of Paris. By entering, we have the impression of being in another century. You will find among other treasures a facsimile of the bible to 42 lines of Johann Gutenberg of Mainz. It's an unforgettable visit that I recommend you do during the next weekend of the heritage days, unless you are invited before by an 'immortal'...
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  • Invited to the Academy for a price, I got the opportunity to visit the Bonnefous lounge and the reception under the dome room. It is a masterpiece of the art in its last Baroque souffles that s installs in the classic rigour. The pump is such that we're still fascinated.
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  • Another beautiful monument of French architecture, in addition to its social function, it is worth enjoying it while strolling along the banks of the Seine.
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  • Very disappointed. Tried to go there to see the Da Vinci Paris Papers... 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. I couldn't get in to view them without some sort of academic invitation... No exceptions.
  • 1batiment iconic, easy to recognize with its dome famous.
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  • Discover during the heritage days.
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  • A very beautiful building.
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  • Wow
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