Institut de France

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Institut de France, from the pont des Arts
Cupola of the Institut de France

The Institut de France (French pronunciation: ​[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.[citation needed] Most of these prizes are awarded by the Institute on the recommendation of the académies.

History[edit]

Esplanade in front of the Institut, 1898.

The Institut de France was established on 25 October 1795.

Académies[edit]

A plaque on the northern wall of the Institut de France shows the ancient location of the Tour de Nesle.

Influence[edit]

The Royal Society of Canada, founded in 1882, was modeled after the Institut de France and the Royal Society of London.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Institut de France at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 48°51′26.07″N 2°20′12.85″E / 48.8572417°N 2.3369028°E / 48.8572417; 2.3369028