Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal

Interesting
The arsenal was the residence of Sully and then Henri IV, who converted it into an apartment. In the 18C, the erudite Marquis of Argenson amassed a collection of books here, enhanced by the Count of Artois. At the Revolution it was expanded further to include the archives from the Bastille. As a result, the Arsenal has been a national library since 1797. It is possible to visit the manuscripts' room, the 18C music salon, and the bedroom and chambers of La Meilleraye (note the 17C paintings).

Useful information

Address : 

1 rue de Sully

Phone:

+33 1 53 79 49 49

Price:

3 € (-12 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Wed 3pm and Sat 11am - closed Bank Hols, 2 weeks in Apr

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