Cultural events



  • C. F. Schinkel, setting for <em>La Flûte enchantée</em>, opera by W.A. Mozart, 1819, Act I, scene 6 | BnF, Opera Library

    C. F. Schinkel, setting for La Flûte enchantée, opera by W.A. Mozart, 1819, Acte I, scène 6

  • Practical information

  • François-Mitterrand

    Tuesday - Saturday from 10.00am to 7.00pm
    Sunday from 1.00pm to 7.00pm
    except Monday and public holidays

    Full price: 9 € (one ticket for two exhibitions: 11 €)
    Reduced price: 7 € (one ticket for two exhibitions: 9 €)

    FNAC Reservation: 0892 684 694 (0,34 €/mn all taxes included) and at

from April 12, 2016 to July 24, 2016 François-Mitterrand / Gallery 2

The Bibliothèque nationale de France, which houses one of the most important Masonic collections in the world, organizes a major exhibition dedicated to French freemasonry, in partnership with the Musée de la franc-maçonnerie.

Over 450 pieces are presented, some of them for the first time ever. Some of these pieces either belong to the library’s collections or to major French obediences. Others were exceptionally lent by foreign owners.

The exhibition focuses on the following issues: the origins of freemasonry, how it was founded in France, its symbols and rituals, its involvement in the political, religious, artistic and philosophical fields, the variety of associated legends… Its aim is to present freemasonry as an accessible issue.

In partnership with the  Musée de la franc-maçonnerie.

Guided tours

On Fridays and Saturdays at 3 p.m.
Price: 3 € (+ to be added to the exhibition ticket).
Tours for groups on request.
Registration: 00 33 (1) 53 79 49 49.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Public déficient visuel

Accompagnement gratuit par les Souffleurs d’Images.
Renseignements et/ou réservation (souhaitée 15 jours avant) à

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