The Ecole des beaux-arts is Paris’ prestigious Fine Arts academy. At the end of their period of study, students receive a diploma (diplôme national supérieur d’arts plastiques), after presenting their work to a jury largely made up of specialists from outside the School.
The School houses prestigious historical collections, publishes a dozen texts per year on different collections and holds exhibitions in the Quai Malaquais space and the Chapel throughout the year. There is also a great programme of debates and talks with round table discussions featuring well-known artists, critics and curators.
Access to the ENSBA is reserved for students, professors, staff, and visitors. Studios are strictly closed to the public, except during the annual open house in June. Tourist visits are forbidden, however, the school can be visited with an ENSBA tour-guide on Monday afternoons, except during school holidays.
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts
14 rue Bonaparte, 6th
Ph: 01 47 03 50 00
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (4)