Maison de la Mutualité

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Coordinates: 48°50′55.5″N 2°21′2″E / 48.848750°N 2.35056°E / 48.848750; 2.35056

The main entrance of La Mutualité, during an electoral meeting of Olivier Besancenot

The Maison de la Mutualité (often shortened to la Mutualité) is a conference center at 24 Rue Saint-Victor, 5th arrondissement of Paris, France. The closest métro station is Maubert-Mutualité.

It is the headquarters of the federation of nonprofit mutual insurers of the Île-de-France région, which rents its halls and rooms to outside users. The conference center has an attached restaurant.

La Mutualité hosts all kinds of events, from the yearly meeting of the shareholders of small companies to important meetings of national political parties. Because of the latter, it often appears in the news.

The theatre of the Maison de la Mutualité was used as a classical recordings venue, particularly for many records by the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra after the Second World War,[1] but also in more recent years, for instance by Deutsche Grammophon for Messaien's Quatuor pour la fin du temps and by Philips for Cavalleria rusticana conducted Semyon Bychkov.[2]

French anarchist singer-songwriters Léo Ferré and Renaud sang here.

In 1950 the Association Internationale de la Mutualité was established during a conference in the Maison de la Mutualité.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kern Holoman D. Chronological recordings section of the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire site. http://hector.ucdavis.edu/Sdc/Recordings/04recchr.htm, accessed 25 April 2011.
  2. ^ Respectively 445 128-2, April 1978 and 432 105-2, June 1990.
  3. ^ Simon, Michel (2000). " D’hier à aujourd’hui " , AIM 1950-2000. Liber Memorialis. Bruxelles: AIM

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