Wednesday 26 June 2013

Bibliothèque nationale de France

You aren't supposed to take pictures in the library, but I managed to get two before being stopped by a French ninja librarian.

Founded in Charles V in 1368 at the Louvre, it was opened to the public in 1692. Woot!

By 1925 it had 4,050,000 volumes and 11,000 manuscripts.

It's a very impressive space, particularly the Richelieu site, as official photos reveal: