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Institut de France and Tour de Nesle

The Institut de France, learned society of the five académies, created in 1795, positioned on the Seine and facing the old Louvre with the Passerelle des Arts.
palais de l'institut

palais de l'institut

palais de l'institut

palais de l'institut

palais de l'institut

palais de l'institut

palais de l'institut

palais de l'institut
A plaque on the northern wall indicates the former location of the Tour de Nesle, a guard tower of the ancient city wall of the left bank, constructed under Philippe Auguste in the 13th century. It was demolished in 1665.
tour de Nesle plan

tour de Nesle et Pont Neuf

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