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Bibliophile's dream

The library (which is open to the public) is housed in the former Mazarine palace, which now is... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2016
Anna H
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Chicago, IL
A quiet haven in a busy city

The Mazarine is a quiet, beautiful room where you can read your books, recover from the Paris... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2016
gingkoleaf
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Oct 12, 2017
“I wanted to check out the space for architectural features. ”
Oct 16, 2016
“Bibliophile's dream”
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23 quai Conti | Part of the Academy Francaise, 75006 Paris, France
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

I wanted to check out the space for architectural features. But, I had the wrong impression. It was not as grand as the Richelieu library in the 1st Arrondisement. You can go in for free but you’re not allowed to take photographs. The floor are...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2016

The library (which is open to the public) is housed in the former Mazarine palace, which now is home to the Institut du France. The rooms are enormous, with elegant reading tables, and extremely tall shelves filled with books. There are busts and other historic...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2016

The Mazarine is a quiet, beautiful room where you can read your books, recover from the Paris crowds, or hide from the rain for a few hours. It is free for anyone to use. The collection is mostly historical (on locked shelves and protected by...More

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic
and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is
dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops,
ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants.
Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine
art school and small museums hide in unassuming
squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the
oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented
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