National Library of France

Local nameBibliothèque Nationale de France - François Mitterrand
LocationParis, France

This huge library comprises of 4 towers shaped as open books. The institution keeps every book, newspaper or magazine ever printed in France. It was named after the former president of France - François Mitterrand who had it constructed. It is an interesting place to visit even if you're not such a bookworm yourself.

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Opening hours

Mon: 2 pm - 8 pm (Research Library only)
Tue - Sat: 9 am - 8 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 7 pm

Guided tours (in French):
Tue - Sun: 3 pm

Tue - Sat: 10 am - 7 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 7 pm


Admission to the library is free.
Guided tour: €3

Adults: €9
Concessions: €7

More information and contact


Official website



Phone +33 1 5379 5379

Address 11 Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris, France

Coordinates 48°50'1.078" N 2°22'32.812" E

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