MUSEUM

Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Richelieu

58 rue de Richelieu - 75002 Paris Opéra - Grands Boulevards
The Richelieu site of the Bibliothèque nationale de France is both a new place to experience culture in the heart of Paris and a new site to discover, in an unsuspected heritage setting. The garden, the terrace, the Rose Bakery café, the bookshop, and of course the Salle Ovale allow free access, time to reflect or to work (tele)quietly in an unusual space in the heart of Paris in the Louvre-Opéra district.
The rooms of the museum (Berthouville treasure, Salle de Luynes, Salon Louis XV, etc.) reveal precious objects in unexpected settings.
A visit to the Galerie Mazarin, with its treasures from the Sainte-Chapelle and the Basilique Saint-Denis, and with priceless items from each of the BnF Richelieu's specialist departments (Maps and Plans, Prints and Photography, Manuscripts and Music, Performing Arts, Medals, Coins and Antiques), will enable the collections on show to be regularly changed.

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Children have free access to the collections in the Oval Room as well as to the digital mediation devices, booklet-games, etc.
Admission to the museum and to the temporary exhibitions is free for under 26 years old.

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The Oval Room, the "historic monument" site and the garden are freely accessible.

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Guided tours are available to discover the site, the museum and the exhibitions - individually or in groups. Prices for guided tours of the museum range from €5 to €15.

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The public areas (excluding the reading room) are freely accessible to visitors. Guided tours of the Richelieu site are organized. The museum (permanent collections) and the exhibitions (temporary collections) are accessible for independent visits (full price: €10 / reduced price :€8) as well as the Oval Room (free).

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Guided group tours are offered to discover the site, the museum and the exhibitions. Prices for group visits to the museum range from €6 to €80.

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From 2011 to 2022, as part of the Richelieu project, the Richelieu-Louvois site will be undergoing major works. Because of this, certain departments and areas may be temporarily closed. The opening of the museum, the exhibition spaces, the Vivenne garden, the café, the bookshop and a new covered passageway (between rue de Richelieu and rue Vivienne) is planned for the weekend of 17 and 18 September 2022.

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Every Tuesday, until 8pm

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Hours vary by room, generally Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm.

Closings
Sunday

Services

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Point de vue depuis la galerie de verre sur la salle Labrouste, chef d’œuvre architectural de la fin du XIXe siècle.

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Game booklet for families.
The museum has a web app "Compagnon de visite", which can be downloaded in French, English and Spanish, as well as in audio description, in addition to the terminals in each room of the museum and the translated labels.
The Oval Room is equipped with digital mediation systems based on the book trade and the BnF's collections, in a fun and participatory approach.
A dedicated mini-site allows visitors to discover the richness of the collections in the Oval Room.
A resource site "Les essentiels" provides a thematic approach to the collections, available to teachers, parents and students.
A catalogue of cultural mediation offers aimed at school and extracurricular audiences, families (parents and children or activities "without parents") and adults.

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English, Spanish

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Workshops and talks.

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The Café Rose Bakery welcomes visitors throughout the day for a sweet or savoury, healthy and ultra-fresh snack, based on simple and quality products, in a relaxing setting, reflecting the values of its creators and the spirit of the place. A pleasant moment to relax, in the cafe or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the garden of the BnF. A 10% discount on à la carte prices, excluding drinks, is offered to all holders of a BnF Lecture / Culture pass or an annual Research pass. Open Tuesday from 10 am to 7 pm and Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Mondays. Telephone: 01 53 79 86 50

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English, Spanish

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Map

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Address
58 rue de Richelieu
75002 Paris
Parking lot
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Bourse, 12 Place de la Bourse - 75002 Paris
Public transportation
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3Bourse
714Pyramides
(RER)
AAuber
BChâtelet-Les Halles
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394867Bibliotheque Nationale

Useful information

+33 (0) 1 53 79 49 49