The BnF

Prices for cultural events

An exhibition ticket provides free access in the Reference library's reading rooms, on the day of your visit.
Prices for cultural events
Cards Full price Reduced price
Exhibition 9 € 7 €
Guided exhibition tour exhibition ticket + 3€ per person or 45€ for preconstituted groups *
Concerts, shows 10 €
Lectures, readings free
Tours focusing on architecture and heritage 3 €

* For any further information (registration, exemptions...), please call 00 33 (1) 53 79 49 49.
Paris Opera has its own prices for the exhibitions presented on its site: 12€ (full price) and 8€ (reduced price).
For some cultural events, a special price can be applied.

Please note

  • In certain cases, you might book your exhibition ticket via FNAC Reservations at 0892 684 694 (0,34 /mn all tax inclusive and at (extra charge to be added)
  • Upon presentation of your Cinémathèque less than one month or season ticket, you might benefit from a reduced fee to visit the BnF’s exhibitions. Upon presentation of BnF tickets, you might benefit from a reduced fee to visit the Cinémathèque’s exhibitions.
  • In partnership with the BnF, various cultural institutions propose preferential tariffs to the visitors of exhibitions.

On presentation of supporting documents, reduced rates for:

  • Students aged less than 35
  • Young people aged 18 to 25
  • Teachers
  • Members of large families
  • Members of groups constituted by at least 10 people and within the limits of 20
  • Preferential tariffs are granted to holders of less than 30 days exhibition tickets, cinema tickets or daily entrance tickets to the Cinémathèque française
  • Holders of Libre Pass cards or valid subscription annual cards issued by the Cinémathèque
On presentation of supporting documents, exemptions for :
  • Young people under 18
  • Job seekers
  • Recipients of minimum work program income or welfare benefits
  • Visitors with disabilities
  • Escorts of visitors with disabilities
  • Visitors holding an annual admission card for the Reference library (Bibliothèque d'étude) or Research library (Bibliothèque de recherche) reading rooms
  • Professional journalists
  • Tour guides accredited by the Ministry of Culture/Tourism (Ministère de la Culture/Tourisme)
  • Students of the Ecole nationale des Chartes, the ENSSIB and the Institut national du Patrimoine
  • Individuals from any category (civil servants and contractual employees) employed by a public institution who belong to the scientific or technical fraternity or hold scientific or technical posts in libraries, museums, archives and patrimony institutions.
  • Staff employed by the Ministry of Culture
  • Staff employed by BnF and retired former employees
  • Members of the Association of Friends of the BnF (Association des Amis de la BnF)

Friday, February 24, 2017