The National Library, intended to be the repository of all that is published in France, preserves collections of historic documents of both French and international origin. It holds 5,000 Greek manuscripts. You can get a day pass to visit or choose to visit only the expositions the library hosts. The cabinet des Médailles is worth a see.
58 Rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris, France
Nearest Transit: Quatre-Septembre (Line No. 3)
+33 1 53 79 59 59
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