The BnF

Prices for cultural events

Unlimited access to the BnF cultural events

The Pass BnF lecture/culture (15 €) and the Pass Recherche (50 € and 35 €) provide unlimited access to the BnF cultural events (exhibitions, concerts, shows, lectures...). It is possible to buy the Pass BnF lecture / culture via the online registration and ticketing website.
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)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017