Bibliotheque Mazarine, Paris

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The Bibliothèque Mazarine, or Mazarin Library, is located within the Palais de l'institut de France, or the Palace of the Institute of France (previously the Collège des Quatre-Nations of the University of Paris), at 23 quai de Conti in the 6th arrondissement, on the Left Bank of the Seine facing the Pont des Arts and the Louvre. Originally created by Cardinal Mazarin as his personal library in the 17th century, it today has one of the richest collections of rare books and manuscripts in France, and is the oldest public library in the country.
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  • The Mazarine library is part of the French Institute on the left bank close to Cite isle. It's free to enter the library and explore peaceful rooms with its huge collections.  more »
  • Astonishing building to house such a marvelous book collection. Dome is simply stunning and an impressive architectural gem.  more »
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  • One of the most ancient libraries in Paris near Pont des Arts. Unfortunately it is prohibited to take photos inside but inside of the library was so beautiful and calm. You can find many ancient books of centuries ago. Visiting inside the library is free of charge, but if you wish to stay inside and read books you must become a member. I wish it could open a bit longer of the evening but still highly recommend to visit and stay in this lovely place. There are not too many people inside and very quiet, peaceful place.
  • Nice place to study with really old books.

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