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World’s Most Stunning Libraries

from Fodor’s Travel

BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE, SITE RICHELIEU

Where: Paris

Originally built in the 18th century, French architect Henri Labrouste renovated the Bibliothèque Nationale’s Richelieu site from 1854 to 1875, after he completed the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève. The Labrouste reading room now bears his name. The library’s collection includes rare books, illuminated manuscripts, prints, photographs, musical scores, and coins and medals that once belonged to French kings. Since the construction of the Bibliothèque Nationale François-Mitterand, the Richelieu library—undergoing a massive renovation through 2017—now hosts temporary exhibits, often culled from its impressive collections.

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Posted on March 14, 2014 by Editor

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