Saturday, we had the privilege of an exclusive visit to the venerable Institut de France, all thanks to Arthur Dehaene's special invitation to MLI, granting us the chance to explore this historic institution established in 1795, housing five academies and serving as a stronghold for the advancement of literature, science, and the arts.
Under Arthur's impressive guidance, we delved into the rich history, cunning architecture, and hidden treasures of the Institut. The visit offered a peek into the daily academic activities and unveiled the secrets that make the Institut de France a genuine cultural treasure. It was an impressive visit, providing insights into the institution's legacy and a rare opportunity to appreciate the convergence of history and intellect in one of France's most distinguished establishments.
A heartfelt thanks goes to Arthur for his warm welcome and the generous investment of time! His hospitality and insightful guidance, complete with personal anecdotes, provided invaluable insights, transforming a standard visit into an unforgettable experience.
Arthur DEHAENE is Director of Administrative Services at the Institut de France and Deputy Mayor of Maisons-Laffitte.