Institut de France

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The Template:Lang (Template:IPA-fr, French Institute) is a French learned society, grouping five Template:Lang, the most famous of which is the Académie française.

The Institute, located in Paris, manages approximately 1,000 foundations, as well as museums and Template:Lang open for visit. It also awards prizes and subsidies, which amounted to a total of €5,028,190.55 for 2002.Template:Citation needed Most of these prizes are awarded by the Institute on the recommendation of the Template:Lang.


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Esplanade in front of the Institut, 1898.

The Institut de France was established on 25 October 1795.



  • Académie française (French Academy, concerning the French language) - founded in 1635
  • Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres (Academy of Humanities) - founded in 1663
  • Académie des sciences (Academy of Sciences) - founded in 1666
  • Académie des beaux-arts (Academy of Fine Arts) - created in 1816 as the merger of the
    • Académie de peinture et de sculpture (Academy of Painting and Sculpture, founded 1648)
    • Académie de musique (Academy of Music, founded in 1669) and
    • Académie d'architecture (Academy of Architecture, founded in 1671)
  • Académie des sciences morales et politiques (Academy of Moral and Political Sciences) - founded in 1795, suppressed in 1803, reestablished in 1832


The Royal Society of Canada, founded in 1882, was modeled after the Template:Lang and the Royal Society of London.

See also

  • National academy
  • List of museums in Paris
  • List of honorary societies

External links

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