In context : Odeon and Saint-Germain : welcome to Paris showpieces
(From : School of Fine Arts). Continue on Bonaparte street until Malaquais embankment, then de Conti embankment on the right.
Quite simply Cardinal Mazarin's former personal library (he set it up in 1643), it is now part of the Institut de France.
It has a remarkable neo-classical stairs and, most notably, an impressive 8-meter high and 65-meter long lecture hall.
Visits of the Mazarine Library are allowed during opening hours.
- Opening hours - Monday to friday : 10am-6pm. Closed form August 1st to 15.