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La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu, Paris

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.

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.


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About La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu

 58 Rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris, France

 +33 1 53 79 59 59

 www.bnf.fr

La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu and Nearby Sights on Map

Palais-Royal

Ordered by Cardinal de Richelieu (1585-1642), King Louis XIIIth's prime Minister in 1629 (completed in 1636); originally called Palais Cardinal; it became Le Palais Royal when Anne d'Autriche, Louis XIIIth's wife, came to live here to get away from the Louvre palace

Notre Dame des Victoires

XVIIth century church, it is one of ten minor basilicas located in the Ile-de-France

Place des Victoires

Beautiful round 'square' with an equestrian statue of King Louis the XIVth and matching XVIIth century buildings

Musee en Herbe

A branch of the original Musée en Herbe in the Bois de Boulogne, this museum is also geared for children

Grevin Wax Museum

The Musée Grévin is a waxwork museum in Paris located on the Grands Boulevards on the right bank of the Seine with some 500 characters arranged in scenes from the history of France and modern life

Place Vendome

Louvre Museum

Housing one of the world's great museums since 1793, the Louvre Palace offers some dazzling architecture, wide public spaces and the glass pyramid of I M Pei

Musee des Arts Decoratifs

Around the corner from the Musée du Louvre at Rue de Rivoli 107 - this monument to the French art de vivre, housed in a 19th-century wing of the Louvre that has been restored to Beaux-Arts splendor, its galleries and period rooms showcasing eight centuries of Gallic taste in interior decoration

Colonne Vendôme

The centrepiece of a magnificent 8-sided square first laid out in 1699 to show off an equestrian statue of the Sun King, Louis XIV

Pont des Arts