Places of Interest

Exhibitions at the BnF

The BnF provides access free of charge to the following exhibitions upon presentation of your delegate badge :

  1. Miquel Barceló. Sol y sombra. Information in English at
  2. Freemasonry. Information in English at
  3. Globes en 3D.

For more information on exhibitions at the BnF, see



Writers’ Houses


Maison de Victor Hugo

6 place des Vosges

75004 Paris

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed Mondays and holidays.

Free entrance. Small charge for temporary exhibitions.


Maison de Balzac

47, rue Raynouard

75016 Paris

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed Mondays and holidays. Free entrance. Small charge for temporary exhibitions.




Museum of the Romantic Age (Musée de la vie romantique), includes paintings & George Sand memorabilia)

Hôtel Scheffer-Renan

16, rue Chaptal

75009 Paris

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed Monday and holidays. Free entrance. Fee for temporary exhibitions.ée-de-la-vie-romantique


Gustave Moreau Museum

14 rue de la Rochefoucauld

75009 Paris

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday : 10 :00-12 :45 and 14 :00-17 :15. Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 10 :00-17 :15. Closed Tuesday. Entrance 6 EUR (free for EU citizens under 26).ée-national-Gustave-Moreau


Carnavalet Museum (focus : History of Paris)

16 rue des Francs Bourgeois

75003 Paris

Open Tuesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm. Entrance closes 5pm. Closed Mondays and holidays. Suggested donation : 5 EUR. Please note that the Hotel Peletier de Saint-Fargeau (collections from the French Revolution, 19th century and the Belle Epoque) are currently closed for renovation.


Musée des Arts et Métiers (history of technology and industry—small exhibition on printing)

60 rue Réaumur

Paris 75003

Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am-8pm. Thursday, 10am-9 :30pm. Friday through Sunday 10am-6pm. Closed Monday. Entrance fee : 8 EUR (5,50 EUR for students with ID)



Place du Panthéon 75005 Paris

Open seven days a week, 10am-6 :30pm. Entrance : 8,50 EUR (free for EU citizens under 26).


Other libraries (in addition to the scheduled tours on July 18)


Bibliothèque Mazarine

23 quai de Conti, 75006 Paris

For information about hours and tours, see :

Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève

10, place du Panthéon, 75006 Paris

Self-guided tours by appointment, see :


BiLiPo (Library of police literature)

48 rue Cardinal Lemoine 75005 Paris

For hours see :


Bibliothèque Marmottan (specialized library-museum of Napoleonic period)

7, place Denfert-Rochereau

92210 Boulogne-Billancourt

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5 :30pm (5pm on Saturday).

Reading room free for researchers. Fee for temporary exhibitions. Check website :




Les bouquinistes de Paris (Booksellers along the Seine)


Shakespeare & Company

37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris

Open seven days a week, 10am-11pm


Booksellers (French)


Librairie L’Ecume des pages (one of the most beautiful in Paris)

174, Bd St Germain 75006 Paris

01 45 48 54 48

Monday through Saturday 10h to midnight.

Sunday 11am to 10pm


Librairie des Abbesses (Marie-Rose Guarnieri of the Wepler prize)

30, rue Yvonne Le Tac

75018 Paris

01 46 06 84 30

Monday through Friday 10am to 8pm


Comics (BD)


Librairie Album, 8 rue Dante, 75005


Librairie Aaapoum Bapoum, 14 rue Serpente, 75006



Librairie Les Super Héros, 175 rue Saint-Martin, 75003



Crime/Mystery (polars)


Librairie La Griffe Noire (Gérard Collard)

2 rue de La Varenne

94100 Saint-Maur-des-Fossés



Librairie Terminus Polar, 30 avenue Parmentier, 75011



Librairie L’Amour du Noir, 11 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005





Cimetière du Père Lachaise

8 Boulevard Ménilmontant 75020 Paris