National Library of France

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With its two tall glass towers, the French National Library is vast and looks like an office block from afar. However, the visitors who enter this building are not bankers but researchers, students, and general readers. Every book, periodical and audio-visual material ever published in France is accessible to professionals here. The general section of the library is open to the public.

Location:  Quai François-Mauriac

Business hours:  Jan-Dec - Tu-Sa 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Su 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.