Paris. Académie des beaux-arts

As the direct descendant of the 17th-century Royal Academies of Painting and Sculpture, of Architecture and of Music, the Académie des Beaux Arts received its official title in 1803. It is now one of the five bodies making up the Institute of France, the others being the French Academy and the Academies of Science, Literature, and Moral and Political Science. (Académie des beaux-arts)