Best libraries in Paris

Check out the top libraries in Paris, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. The Centre Pompidou
1. The Centre Pompidou
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156 local reviews
The Centre Pompidou, Paris
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+33 1 44 78 12 33
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Anne & Didier
Houses the Public Information Library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne (largest museum for modern art in Euro…
Johanna
It is a complex building designed in the style of high-tech architecture. It houses the vast public library, t…
Olivier
Houses the Public Information Library a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, which is the la…
1. The Centre Pompidou
1. The Centre Pompidou
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156 local reviews
The Centre Pompidou, Paris
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+33 1 44 78 12 33
Anne & Didier
Anne & Didier
Houses the Public Information Library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne (largest museum for modern art in Europe), and the IRCAM, a music an…
Johanna
Johanna
It is a complex building designed in the style of high-tech architecture. It houses the vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Modern…
Olivier
Olivier
Houses the Public Information Library a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, which is the largest museum for modern art in…
2. La Villette
2. La Villette
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49 local reviews
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+33 1 40 03 75 75
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Ophelie
Kid Library - Good restaurant - Women Clothes shop - Design shop
Clio Olivier
A very pleasant parc that you can reach walking along the canal. Lovely ancient carrousel and children playgro…
David
Very nice and modern parc, easily accessible by bike by following the canal.
2. La Villette
2. La Villette
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49 local reviews
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+33 1 40 03 75 75
Ophelie
Ophelie
Kid Library - Good restaurant - Women Clothes shop - Design shop
Clio Olivier
Clio Olivier
A very pleasant parc that you can reach walking along the canal. Lovely ancient carrousel and children playground. There you will find exhib…
David
David
Very nice and modern parc, easily accessible by bike by following the canal.
3. Halle Saint-Pierre
3. Halle Saint-Pierre
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23 local reviews
2 Rue Ronsard, Paris
Closed · Opens Friday 11:00 AM
+33 1 42 58 72 89
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Chloé
Beautiful, original exhibitions ; and a really great library, with a lot of art, ethnology, psychology, anthro…
Trixie
Museum of pop, brut, contemporary arts, you will find a library and a coffee shop. A nice place to visit.
Isa
Abstract Art Museum. Plenty of exhibitions.
3. Halle Saint-Pierre
3. Halle Saint-Pierre
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23 local reviews
2 Rue Ronsard, Paris
Closed · Opens Friday 11:00 AM
+33 1 42 58 72 89
Chloé
Chloé
Beautiful, original exhibitions ; and a really great library, with a lot of art, ethnology, psychology, anthropology, weird book ; and beaut…
Trixie
Trixie
Museum of pop, brut, contemporary arts, you will find a library and a coffee shop. A nice place to visit.
Isa
Isa
Abstract Art Museum. Plenty of exhibitions.
4. Merci
4. Merci
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76 local reviews
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+33 1 42 77 00 33
StoreClothing storeHome goods store
Delphina
Great interior design and clothes co,pet store. The biggest in Paris. You can have a coffee and a piece of cak…
Everything is amazing in this shop: the industrial architecture, the interior decoration, the selection of obj…
Akiko
Poplular boutique and library cafe with healthy menu
4. Merci
4. Merci
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76 local reviews
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+33 1 42 77 00 33
Delphina
Delphina
Great interior design and clothes co,pet store. The biggest in Paris. You can have a coffee and a piece of cake in their Library coffee shop…
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Everything is amazing in this shop: the industrial architecture, the interior decoration, the selection of objects, clothes, furnitures... Y…
Akiko
Akiko
Poplular boutique and library cafe with healthy menu
5. La Villette
5. La Villette
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13 local reviews
La Villette, 19th arrondissement
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Lucile & Rodolphe
Spacious green space for pic nics. Playground for Kids as well as merry go round for the little ones. You'll f…
Marcella
The "la villette area" hosts a very trendy and modern site, full of street art, library boats, open grass area…
S
During summer, great park with open air cinema every night.
5. La Villette
5. La Villette
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13 local reviews
La Villette, 19th arrondissement
Lucile & Rodolphe
Lucile & Rodolphe
Spacious green space for pic nics. Playground for Kids as well as merry go round for the little ones. You'll find drinks and snack, restaura…
Marcella
Marcella
The "la villette area" hosts a very trendy and modern site, full of street art, library boats, open grass areas with museums and monuments. …
S
S
During summer, great park with open air cinema every night.
6. Gaité Lyrique
6. Gaité Lyrique
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21 local reviews
3bis Rue Papin, Paris
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+33 1 53 01 51 51
Art galleryPoint of interestEstablishment
Anita
Very beautiful cafe / bar on the 1st floor - a must The museum is one of the most recent ones of Paris …
Antoine
Gaité Lyrique is the museum for digital culture in Paris. Art, Library, and video games ! The building is abso…
Alexandre
This multimedia exhibition space looks at how media and design influence our lives. There is lots of common sp…
6. Gaité Lyrique
6. Gaité Lyrique
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21 local reviews
3bis Rue Papin, Paris
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+33 1 53 01 51 51
Anita
Anita
Very beautiful cafe / bar on the 1st floor - a must The museum is one of the most recent ones of Paris Take a peep as it is worh goin…
Antoine
Antoine
Gaité Lyrique is the museum for digital culture in Paris. Art, Library, and video games ! The building is absolutely amazing, do not miss it…
Alexandre
Alexandre
This multimedia exhibition space looks at how media and design influence our lives. There is lots of common space such as a library, childre…
7. Médiathèque (Bibliothèque) Coeur de Ville
7. Médiathèque (Bibliothèque) Coeur de Ville
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2 local reviews
98 Rue de Fontenay, Vincennes
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
01 43 98 67 50
Establishment
Julien
Public library for adults and kids. Free access.
Muriel
Great local library next door with auditorium(classical music concerts)
Muriel
Great local library next door with auditorium(classical music concerts)
7. Médiathèque (Bibliothèque) Coeur de Ville
7. Médiathèque (Bibliothèque) Coeur de Ville
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2 local reviews
98 Rue de Fontenay, Vincennes
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
01 43 98 67 50
Julien
Julien
Public library for adults and kids. Free access.
Muriel
Muriel
Great local library next door with auditorium(classical music concerts)
Muriel
Muriel
Great local library next door with auditorium(classical music concerts)
8. Shakespeare & Company
8. Shakespeare & Company
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25 local reviews
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+33 1 43 25 40 93
Book storeStorePoint of interest
Sarah
Amazing library! Unique feel a must see! Mostly english and american literature.
Nathalie
the most famous independent bookstore in the world.it serves both as a regular bookstore, a second-hand books…
Branislav
The most charming english library in Paris
8. Shakespeare & Company
8. Shakespeare & Company
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25 local reviews
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+33 1 43 25 40 93
Sarah
Sarah
Amazing library! Unique feel a must see! Mostly english and american literature.
Nathalie
Nathalie
the most famous independent bookstore in the world.it serves both as a regular bookstore, a second-hand books store and as a reading librar…
Branislav
Branislav
The most charming english library in Paris
9. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
9. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
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7 local reviews
Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, Paris
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Jocelyne
Wonderful library, numerous exhibitions
Fan
Biggest library in France, great view of Seine
Jean-Baptiste
The greatest public library in France, with some exhibitions sometimes.
9. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
9. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
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7 local reviews
Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, Paris
Jocelyne
Jocelyne
Wonderful library, numerous exhibitions
Fan
Fan
Biggest library in France, great view of Seine
Jean-Baptiste
Jean-Baptiste
The greatest public library in France, with some exhibitions sometimes.
10. Joséphine Baker Pool
10. Joséphine Baker Pool
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9 local reviews
Quai François Mauriac, Paris
+33 1 56 61 96 50
Point of interestEstablishment
Frank
Small floating swimming pool on the Seine. Wonderful place, "flottez sur la flotte et laissez flotter votre re…
Jane
On a barge moored beside the Mitterand library, this outdoor swimming pool is a great place to swim, lounge an…
David
Pool floating in the Seine with a nice deck in the summer.
10. Joséphine Baker Pool
10. Joséphine Baker Pool
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9 local reviews
Quai François Mauriac, Paris
+33 1 56 61 96 50
Frank
Frank
Small floating swimming pool on the Seine. Wonderful place, "flottez sur la flotte et laissez flotter votre regard vers ce qui flotte". Very…
Jane
Jane
On a barge moored beside the Mitterand library, this outdoor swimming pool is a great place to swim, lounge and soak up some sun along the S…
David
David
Pool floating in the Seine with a nice deck in the summer.
11. The François-Mitterrand Library
11. The François-Mitterrand Library
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10 local reviews
Quai François Mauriac, Paris
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+33 1 53 79 59 59
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Jenny
Big Library with 4 famous towers where thousands of books are archives. Great exhibition of paintings and arti…
Laetitia
Museum, exhibitions, and the famous parisian's library
Jack Sun
If you're fond of modern architecture
11. The François-Mitterrand Library
11. The François-Mitterrand Library
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10 local reviews
Quai François Mauriac, Paris
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+33 1 53 79 59 59
Jenny
Jenny
Big Library with 4 famous towers where thousands of books are archives. Great exhibition of paintings and artists works. The central court …
Laetitia
Laetitia
Museum, exhibitions, and the famous parisian's library
Jack Sun
Jack Sun
If you're fond of modern architecture
12. Médiathèque Marguerite Duras
12. Médiathèque Marguerite Duras
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2 local reviews
115 Rue de Bagnolet, Paris
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
01 55 25 49 10
Establishment
Catherine
A huge public library. They have a few foreign papers you can read for free. Open sundays. Une énorme médiathè…
Pascale
An impressive local public library, with a good selection of books in English. Pleasant reading room. Emprunts…
Catherine
A huge public library. They have a few foreign papers you can read for free. Open sundays. Une énorme médiathè…
12. Médiathèque Marguerite Duras
12. Médiathèque Marguerite Duras
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2 local reviews
115 Rue de Bagnolet, Paris
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
01 55 25 49 10
Catherine
Catherine
A huge public library. They have a few foreign papers you can read for free. Open sundays. Une énorme médiathèque. On peut y lire les journa…
Pascale
Pascale
An impressive local public library, with a good selection of books in English. Pleasant reading room. Emprunts de livres, bel espace de lect…
Catherine
Catherine
A huge public library. They have a few foreign papers you can read for free. Open sundays. Une énorme médiathèque. On peut y lire les journa…