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Sainte-Genevieve Library

10 Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 44 41 97 97
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People standing outside are waiting for a spot inside the library where they can sit and study. To... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MarijnHG
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève - Unique experience

Quite the most compelling experience imaginable. This unique architectural space for learning... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Loquax
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london
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3 weeks ago
“Do not miss for quick visit”
26 Dec 2017
“Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève - Unique experience”
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10 Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

People standing outside are waiting for a spot inside the library where they can sit and study. To just view the library you can go straight in (not only early in the morning) and wait a few minutes to be taken to the main hall....More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Quite the most compelling experience imaginable. This unique architectural space for learning with its original use of iron in a most prominent and visible way, is not a full blooded tourist experience. Ask in advance before your trip, and request a visit and you will...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

You only get to see the main library from a central spot but it's free, quick and so much worth it! Also a small museum

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I found this on a blog on the internet and couldn't believe my eyes. But there is even more than meets the eye. The building, built in 1950, represents a first attempt to use iron decoratively. And so they did. It is open to the...More

1  Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This was a random find whilst doing online research for our Paris trip (aka a sinkhole of pleasurable time wasting). The others went to the Pantheon - I decided to forego the dead white males and instead joined the library online and was then issued...More

1  Thank Nelly B
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

This library, located opposite the Pantheon features some of the most interesting interior architecture one will see in libraries around the world. It has a vast main floor framed at the ceiling with extremely interesting and intricate iron work that reminds on of the style...More

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
...More
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