The BnF

Summer Schedule 2013

To be noted

All sites are closed on July 14 and August 15.


from June 30 to September 1, 2013
Monday From Tuesday to Saturday Sunday
Haut-de-jardin level - Reading rooms closed 1pm – 7pm closed
Haut-de-jardin level - Exhibitions closed 10am – 7pm 1pm – 7pm (July only)
Rez-de-jardin level 2pm – 8pm 9am – 8pm closed

Entrance to the Haut-de-Jardin level is free from July 6 to August 31 and after 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday

Closed on Sundays from August 4 to September 1.


  • The Museum of Coins, Medals and Antiques: closed Sundays from June 30 to September 1, 2013,
  • Music Department: opening of the reading room at 10am instead of 9am from July 1, 2013.

Arsenal Library and Opera Library and Museum

The reading rooms are closed on Saturdays from July 1 to August 31. At the Opera Library and Museum, the exhibition The Paris Opera ballet is opened on Saturdays and Sundays.

Annual closure

François-Mitterrand and Richelieu-Louvois

From Monday 2 to Sunday 15 September 2013 inclusive.

Maison Jean Vilar

From Sunday 28 July to Monday 2 September 2013 inclusive.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014