All Opening Hours

François-Mitterrand

Public Library

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  10AM
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8PM
10AM
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8PM
10AM
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8PM
10AM
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8PM
10AM
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8PM
1PM
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7PM

Information Desk 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2PM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
1PM
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7PM

Pay Desk 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2PM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
1PM
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6PM

Research Library

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2PM
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8PM
9AM
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8PM
9AM
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8PM
9AM
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8PM
9AM
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8PM
9AM
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8PM
 

Accreditation

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2PM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
9AM
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7PM
 

Inathèque opening hours CNC opening hours

*Reserve: (Room Y) 2 PM-6 PM (Monday), 9 AM-6 PM (Friday to Saturday).

*Department of Maps and Plans: 2 PM-6 PM (Monday),10 AM-6 PM (Tuesday to Friday) & 10 AM-5 PM (Saturday) 

 

Exhibitions

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  10 AM
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7 PM
10 AM
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7 PM
10 AM
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7 PM
10 AM
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7 PM
10 AM
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7 PM
1 PM
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7 PM

 

Richelieu-Louvois

Research Library 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10AM
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6PM
10AM
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6PM
10AM
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6PM
10AM
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6PM
10AM
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6PM
10AM
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6PM
 

Accreditation

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9AM
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5PM
9AM
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5PM
9AM
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5PM
9AM
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5PM
9AM
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5PM
10AM-
12:30PM

1:30PM-
5PM
 

Reading rooms

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Performing Arts
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday sunday
Prints and Photography
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Prints and Photography (Reserve)
  10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
     
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Manuscripts
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Coins, medals and antiques
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Music
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
10 AM
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6 PM
 
The maps and plans department is installed in room R (Research Library) in François-Mitterrand until the reopening of the second renovated area in Richelieu, planned for 2020.
The collections are available on Monday from 2 PM to 6 PM, Tuesday to Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Discovery trail of the Richelieu site:
Guided tours in French (1h30) with a lecturer from the BnF: every Saturday at 17:30.
By reservation only at +33 1 53 79 49 49

 

INHA (Institut national d’histoire de l’art) Library

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9 AM
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7.30 PM
9 AM
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7.30 PM
9 AM
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7.30 PM
9 AM
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7.30 PM
9 AM
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7.30 PM
9 AM
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6.30 PM
 
Note: Closes at 6:30 PM  every day in July-August.

Opéra

Research library - (reading room)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

10 AM

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5 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

 
Note
Documents’s communication ends 30 minutes before the reading room’s closing. 

Exhibitions

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

10 AM

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5 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

Exhibitions at the Opera Library & Museum are open everyday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Nevertheless, the Opéra Garnier might encounter closing for exceptionnal events. More details on the Opéra national de Paris’s website 

Arsenal

Research library - (reading room & exhibitions)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

10 AM

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6 PM

10 AM

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6 PM

10 AM

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6 PM

10 AM

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6 PM

10 AM

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6 PM

10 AM

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5 PM

 
Guided tour of the historical spaces. 
Guided tours  in French (1h30) with a lecturer from the BnF : every wednesday at 3 PM and every saturday at 11 AM (except on annual closing and holidays)
By reservation only at +33 1 53 79 49 49

Maison Jean Vilar

Research library - (reading room & exhibitions)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
 

2 PM

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6 PM

2 PM

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6 PM

2 PM

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6 PM

2 PM

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6 PM

11 AM

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6 PM

 

Note :

In July during Avignon Festival, the Maison Jean Vilar and the library are open everyday with extanded schedule.