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BnF: Read Up on an Amazing Library Located in Paris

The BnF, Biblioteque Nationale de France is located in different sites in Paris. Join me in a journey to the super-photogenic Francois-Mitterrand site on the 13eme arrondissement.

The “Biblioteque Nationale de France” (in English, National Library of France), is referred by Parisians simply as BnF, it’s intended to be the repository of all that is published in France. This library’s origins date back to the Middle Ages, when the kings started developing and expanding their private collections.

During the French Revolution, its collections were considerably expanded with material confiscated from the Roman Catholic Church and the aristocracy.

Nowadays, there are several sites in which different collections are stored, more specifically at the site Francois-Mitterrand, Richelieu, Louvois, Opera or Arsenal.

The site Francois-Mitterrand, located on the 13eme arrondissement of Paris, right close to the Seine, opened in 1998.

Its four main buildings contain more than 13 million books. To get here, the nearest public transport stations are Quai de la gare (metro) or Biblioteque Francois-Mitterrand (metro and RER).

This is a great place to take some photos, especially when exploring a new camera…

Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand on Wikepedia
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