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Sainte-Genevieve Library

10 Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 44 41 97 97
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Mini-tour of fantastic building

We popped in on the spur of the moment and were given a whistle-stop tour by a member of staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PublicTransportFan
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Birmingham
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Free tour of university library; looks like something from Harry Potter films! We were staying 5... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fiona L
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 weeks ago
“Mini-tour of fantastic building”
30 Apr 2018
“Do not miss for quick visit”
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10 Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in on the spur of the moment and were given a whistle-stop tour by a member of staff (these tours last about ten minutes, and seem to be constant). The building is beautifully austere from the outside, with names of scholars and philosophers...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free tour of university library; looks like something from Harry Potter films! We were staying 5 minutes away, and this was great value tour.

Thank Fiona L
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 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

1  Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 14 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 19 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

7  Thank william z
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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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