- Prize of the Coordination Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society (1981)
- German-French Humboldt Award (1989)
- Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (1995-2005)
- Iberdrola Prize (1995)
- Grand Prix Le Bel of the French Chemical Society (2001)
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2005)
- Member of the Leopoldina Academy, German Academy of Sciences (2006)
- Member of the Academia Eupopaea (2006)
- Member of the European Academy of Science (2007)
- Karl Friedrich Gauss Professor of the University of Göttingen (2008)
- Recipient of the Gold Medal of the Italian Chemical Societies and joint Prize of the-Italian and French Chemical Societies (2009).
- Member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010).
-Member of the National Committee for UNESCO (2012).
-Distinguished Member of the French Chemical Society (2015)
- Prize of the Teaching Division of the French Chemical Society (2016)