The association Polimnia is a school of Italian language and culture that has been created in 2004 in Paris to promote the Italian culture.
The school proposes several courses and events: regular courses, thematic workshops, debates about the history of art and so on.

4 rue de Valence,
75005 Paris

Les Gobelins

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Centre de langue et culture italienne
It is a non-profit making association, founded in 1979, which represents one the main Italian cultural center in France.
This associative center proposes several services and activities like courses of Italian language, projections of movies, debates, conferences, courses for children and so on.

4 rue Prêtres-St-Séverin
75005 Paris
Tel: 01 46 34 27 00

Saint Michel

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Dante Alighieri
Founded in 1880 by the poet Giosué Carducci, the association “Dante Aligheri” is the oldest association promoting the Italian language and culture.
It is a prestigious organization, present in about 60 countries with 3300 school and 500 committees, proposing high-quality language courses and linguistic holidays in Italy.
The association also offers courses of cooking, literature, cinema, guided visits, excursions and many other activities.

12, rue Sédillot
75007 Paris
Tel: 01 47 05 16 26

Ecole militaire

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It is a magic place for filmgoers who love particularly the classic movies of the Italian cinema: Fellini, De Sica, Antonioni, Visconti and above all Pasolini.
It’s no accident that the cinema is called “Accattone”: it is named after the popular movie of Pasolini, the Italian moviemaker who died before his time.
It is not an Italian cinema but a European cinema oriented on Italian movies.
Since 1996, the cinema organizes a contest to award the Pier Paolo Pasolini prize.

20, rue Cujas
75005 Paris
Tel: 01 46 33 86 86

Cluny-La Sorbonne

La Tour de Babel
It is not only a bookshop but it is an important cultural meeting point.
All the lovers of the Italian culture visit regularly the bookshop of Fortunato Tramuta.
The Tour de babel has opened its doors in 1984 and proposes more than 11.000 books (90% of them are in Italian).
Besides romances and the classics of the Italian tradition, you will find a wide choice of books for learning Italian, dictionaries and Italian movies.
The bookshop organizes often meetings with the writers and with university teachers to present their works or to discuss about a particular subject.


10, rue du Roi-de-Sicile
75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 77 32 40


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La Libreria
The Libreria, the new Italian bookshop of Paris inaugurated in 2006, is located between the Opera Garnier and Gare de l’Est.
This bookshop offers a rich selection of French and Italian books.
Andrea and Florence have been able to create a place where culture and friendliness live together.
M any cultural events and art exhibitions are organized during the year.


89, rue Fbg Poissonnière
75009 Paris

Bonne Nouvelle

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Made in Italy
The association Made in Italy was created in 2004 to reunite all the Italians living in France, French people with Italian origins and all the lovers of Italian culture.

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