The rooms of the museum (Berthouville treasure, Salle de Luynes, Salon Louis XV, etc.) reveal precious objects in unexpected settings.
A visit to the Galerie Mazarin, with its treasures from the Sainte-Chapelle and the Basilique Saint-Denis, and with priceless items from each of the BnF Richelieu's specialist departments (Maps and Plans, Prints and Photography, Manuscripts and Music, Performing Arts, Medals, Coins and Antiques), will enable the collections on show to be regularly changed.
Epoque des collections
- Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)
- Rococo (XVIIIe)
- Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
- Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
- Réalisme (XIXe)
- Impressionnisme (XIXe)
- Symbolisme (XIXe)
Services and facilities of the establishment
- Educational activities
- Gift shop
- Visitor tools
- Free Wifi
Documentation in a foreign language
Visitor toolsGame booklet for families. The museum has a web app "Compagnon de visite", which can be downloaded in French, English and Spanish, as well as in audio description, in addition to the terminals in each room of the museum and the translated labels. The Oval Room is equipped with digital mediation systems based on the book trade and the BnF's collections, in a fun and participatory approach. A dedicated mini-site allows visitors to discover the richness of the collections in the Oval Room. A resource site "Les essentiels" provides a thematic approach to the collections, available to teachers, parents and students. A catalogue of cultural mediation offers aimed at school and extracurricular audiences, families (parents and children or activities "without parents") and adults.
Educational activitiesWorkshops and talks.
RestaurantThe Café Rose Bakery welcomes visitors throughout the day for a sweet or savoury, healthy and ultra-fresh snack, based on simple and quality products, in a relaxing setting, reflecting the values of its creators and the spirit of the place. A pleasant moment to relax, in the cafe or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the garden of the BnF. A 10% discount on à la carte prices, excluding drinks, is offered to all holders of a BnF Lecture / Culture pass or an annual Research pass. Open Tuesday from 10 am to 7 pm and Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Mondays. Telephone: 01 53 79 86 50
Prices and times
Entrance fees and modalities
Group tourGuided group tours are offered to discover the site, the museum and the exhibitions. Prices for group visits to the museum range from €6 to €80.
Free for young people and childrenChildren have free access to the collections in the Oval Room as well as to the digital mediation devices, booklet-games, etc. Admission to the museum and to the temporary exhibitions is free for under 26 years old.
Methods of payment
- 1 January
- Easter Monday
- 1 May
- Whit Monday
- 14 July
- 15 August
- 25 December
Voir la carte
Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Richelieu
58 rue de Richelieu
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 79 49 49
Subway - Bourse
Bus - 20, 29, 39, 74, 85
Offer adapted to disabled visitors
- Adapted activities and visits
- Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
- Free admission for the accompanying person
- Priority admission
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Museum in the same district: Opéra - Grands Boulevards
Museum in the same arrondissement: 2nd arrondissement
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