As partner of the Société de Lecture, Mirabaud has through its support been broadening the reach of one of Geneva's oldest cultural institutions.

© Rebecca Bowring

Culture in the heart of the city

Founded in Geneva in 1818, just one year before Mirabaud, the Société de Lecture is both an internationally renowned cultural centre and a library containing a collection of 400,000 works dating from the 17th century to today.

Housed in the historic mansion of the former Hôtel du Résident de France, each year the institution puts together a programme of lunch debates, interactive workshops and conferences at which the public can meet writers, philosophers, historians, journalists and politicians, to learn more about cultural, topical or philosophical topics.


A prize awarded by the Académie Française

In June 2009, the Académie Française awarded its Prix du Rayonnement de la Langue et de la Littérature Française (a prize for making a contribution to ensuring the continued influence of the French language and literature throughout the world) to Delphine de Candolle, President of the Société de Lecture.

Read more

Autumn 2018 conferences: Program

Download PDF (1MB)