Gala dinner at Le Procope restaurant

The Gala dinner will take place on Tuesday July 19th, 2022 at Le Procope restaurant.

12 minutes' walk from IHP
13 Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris
Metro station: Odéon


Le Procope, the oldest café in Paris in the heart of Saint-Germain des Prés.

A mythical restaurant in the 6th arrondissement of Paris since 1686, Le Procope is a place steeped in history where the greatest writers and intellectuals met (Rousseau, Diderot, Verlaine...) with a historic decor.

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The gala dinner is included in the full registration fees only. Additional tickets are available for sale for accompanying persons (ticket price: € 80,-).

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing tours will take place on Thursday July 21st, 2022 from 18:00 to 19:30 (duration 1h30).

  • Ile de la Cité: 10,-€ 

The “île de la cité” is the historical cradle of France’s capital city. Once populated by the Celtic tribe of the Parisii, this urban enclave presents a double perspective. On the west side, the tip of the island “la Pointe du vert-galant” and the Place Dauphine with its “provincial charm”. But also the Palace of Justice sheltering the Sainte-Chapelle. Passing through the flower market, the visitor will then discover the east side of the island with the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral and the few medieval lanes that survived the major urban changes of Paris in the nineteen’s century, to enjoy a stroll in the heart of the ancient city.


  • Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève: 10,-€ 

Back in Medieval Times, the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève sheltered the first Parisian schools and universities. The intellectual vocation for transmission that was born on that hill thrived with time. It was then consecrated during the Revolution and the following period of the 1st Empire with the opening of the Ecole Polytechnique in 1804, the Ecole Normale Supérieure of the « rue d’Ulm » in 1808. Then came the Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, the Sainte-Geneviève Library, the Lycée Henri IV, the Panthéon… This walking tour will guide you from one to another of those many prestigious Parisian institutions dedicated to knowledge.