Founded in 1795, the Institut de France is a non-profit umbrella organization overseeing five Academies who strive to enhance the arts, sciences, and humanities.
As a patron, the Institut de France encourages research, supports creativity, and provides funding for many humanitarian projects in the form of prizes, bursaries, and grants.
Placed under the protection of the President of the French Republic, the Institut de France maintains an extensive portfolio of architectural treasures and collections that have been bequeathed to the Institute beginning at the end of the 19th century.
Disparition d’Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, Secrétaire perpétuel de l’Académie française.
Exposition La création du Cabinet des livres
Under the protection of the President of France, the Institut de France provides independent counsel to public authorities, supports culture, and champions both scientific and societal progress, as well as social welfare through the prizes awarded by its foundations.
Excellence of thought and architectural heritage
Foster the growth
of the arts, sciences, humanities, and research through the philanthropic initiatives of our member foundations.
Ambassador for the Academies
- Académie Française
- Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
- Académie des Sciences
- Académie des Beaux-Arts
- Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques
Call for grant applications
A visit to the Palais of the Institut de France
Discover the Institut de France, easily recognizable by its elegant cupola overlooking the banks of the Seine.
It is under this cupola that the ceremonial sessions as well as the annual awards ceremony of the Institute are held. Stroll through the session rooms where daily academic work takes place and discover the remarkable collections of the Institut de France library and the Mazarin library.
23 quai de Conti – 75006 – Paris
Reprise des visites de la Coupole de l’Institut de France,
tous les samedis de 10h à 18 heures, à partir du 25 septembre 2021.
(Présentation du passe sanitaire obligatoire).
Access to accompanied people with reduced mobility is possible (by appointment)
L’accès aux personnes à mobilité réduite accompagnées est possible