The National Library of France is an architectural jewel that is located in the heart of Paris and that may perhaps go unnoticed by many travelers.
And Richelieu, the historic site of the National Library of France, remained closed for more than 10 years due to renovation work, however this year it reopened its doors and can now be visited.
This building is located between the Louvre Museum and the Opera, in front of the covered passages and near the Department Store.
Among what you can find in the library, the Oval Room stands out, one of the most beautiful reading rooms in the world, it has a museum and temporary exhibitions. Furthermore, its architectural design is incredible.
In its museum, the library exhibits 900 treasures of the Kings of France, Dagobert’s throne, Charlemagne’s chess, as well as antiquities, coins, medals, maps, globes, scores, manuscripts, stage costumes, engravings and photographs.
It also has a new 1900 square meter garden, designed by the architect Mirabelle Croizier, the landscape designer Antoine Quenardel and the artist, gardener and writer Gilles Clément.
The garden is ideal for relaxing and practicing contemplation.
Admission to the Oval Room is completely free and can be visited on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is closed on Mondays, holidays, Easter and Pentecost Sundays.
The museum can be visited on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is closed on Mondays, as well as on January 1, Easter Monday, May 1, Pentecost Monday, July 14, August 15 and December 25. These schedules also apply for temporary exhibitions.
- Admission to the museum costs 10 euros.
- Admission to temporary exhibitions costs 10 euros.
- You can also purchase a combined ticket, which includes admission to the museum and temporary exhibitions, for 13 euros.
If you want to know more about this incredible place in Paris, visit the official website of the National Library of France.
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