Bibliothèque Nationale de France Site François-Mitterrand
Quai François-Mauriac, 13th
M° Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand
Tel 0 1 53 79 59 59
As one of the great architectural projects under President François Mitterrand, this national library opened in 1996 is characterized by its contemporary style composed of four glass towers. There are regular arts expositions within the library galleries.
Opening Hours: Daily except Sunday and Monday morning, 9am-8pm, Monday 2pm-8pm for research library reading rooms. General library daily except Monday, 10am-8pm and Sunday 1pm-7pm. Closed on holidays and during annual closing for two weeks in September.
Tickets: Entry to the Library is €3.30.Entry to Temporary Exhibits varies from €10 – €3.50.
Free Entrance: Free entrance to the general library until August 13, 2006. Certain temporary exhibits.
Info and Services: There are cafés and some shops just outside the library.
Tips: The wooden decking stairs around the library provide a great place to sit during nice weather with views over the Seine. Lots of contemporary architecture to see in the neighborhood.