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Four outstanding places for special events

The Bibliothèque nationale de France was founded almost seven centuries ago. In Paris, four places revealing specific aspects of French cultural heritage offer a unique and outstanding setting for special events.

BnF’s rooms can accomodate your guests for special events, lectures, symposiums, seated dinners, cocktails. Your guests can also have the opportunity to learn more about the library’s collections, benefitting a private tour of one of the exhibitions.

This year, they will have the opportunity to view the following exhibitions: Verdi, Wagner and the Paris Opera (until the 16th of March), 17th century French drawings. Collections from the Department of Prints and Photographs (18th March-15th June), Summer 1914 - The last days of the old world (25th March-3rd August), From Picasso to Jasper Johns – Aldo Crommelynck’s workshop (8th April-13th July), The Swedish ballet, 1920-1925 - An avant-garde company (11th June-21st September).

For further information, please contact the office of special events. We will be pleased to assist you in your request and offer you the most suitable place for your event.

François-Mitterrand Library

Thousands of readers and visitors use the library each year. The BnF is a friendly and comfortable place to organize symposiums, lectures, cocktails or dinners. Its auditoriums can seat 200 and 350 persons, its Belvédère up to 400 persons and the outstanding hall of Globes up to 400 persons for a seated dinner and 800 persons for a cocktail.

Opera Library

Within the Opéra Garnier, the Opera Library can accommodate your guests for prestige cocktails. Private tours of both the Museum gallery and temporary exhibitions can be organized for your guests not exceeding 100 persons.

Richelieu Library

The Richelieu Library is the historic site of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Private tours of temporary exhibitions followed by a cocktail can be organized. The exhibition galleries and the biggest areas in the library are also available.

Arsenal Library

Ideally located at the heart of Paris, the Arsenal Library can accommodate your guests for cocktails, dinners and private tours. Up to 100 persons can be accommodated in the living-rooms where Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas and Alfred de Musset used to meet, and discover the unique collections of the library.

Monday, April 14, 2014



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