Best libraries in Paris

Check out the top libraries in Paris, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Boutique du Centre Pompidou

1. Boutique du Centre Pompidou

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178 local reviews
Place Georges Pompidou, Paris
Closed now
01 44 78 12 33
Art Museum
Olivier
Houses the Public Information Library a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, which is the la…
Aless
It was designed in the style of high-tech architecture: a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Modern…
Anne & Didier
Houses the Public Information Library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne (largest museum for modern art in Euro…
1. Boutique du Centre Pompidou

1. Boutique du Centre Pompidou

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178 local reviews
Place Georges Pompidou, Paris
Closed now
01 44 78 12 33
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…
Aless
Aless
It was designed in the style of high-tech architecture: a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, which is the largest museum…
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…
2. Parc de la Villette

2. Parc de la Villette

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51 local reviews
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris
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+33 1 40 03 75 75
Park
Clio Olivier
A very pleasant parc that you can reach walking along the canal. Lovely ancient carrousel and children playgro…
ophelie
Kid Library - Good restaurant - Women Clothes shop - Design shop
Lo
Tiny but very rich bookstore specialised in photography
2. Parc de la Villette

2. Parc de la Villette

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51 local reviews
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris
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+33 1 40 03 75 75
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…
ophelie
ophelie
Kid Library - Good restaurant - Women Clothes shop - Design shop
Lo
Lo
Tiny but very rich bookstore specialised in photography
3. Musée d'Art Naïf - Max Fourny

3. Musée d'Art Naïf - Max Fourny

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25 local reviews
2 Rue Ronsard, Paris
Closed now
01 42 58 72 89
Book storeStoreEstablishment
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.
Joshua
On your way to Montmartre, take a look to see if there's a good exposition. Great industrial old hall.
3. Musée d'Art Naïf - Max Fourny

3. Musée d'Art Naïf - Max Fourny

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25 local reviews
2 Rue Ronsard, Paris
Closed now
01 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.
Joshua
Joshua
On your way to Montmartre, take a look to see if there's a good exposition. Great industrial old hall.
4. Merci

4. Merci

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82 local reviews
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris
Closed now
01 42 77 00 33
Boutique
BD
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
Delphina
Great interior design and clothes co,pet store. The biggest in Paris. You can have a coffee and a piece of cak…
4. Merci

4. Merci

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82 local reviews
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris
Closed now
01 42 77 00 33
BD
BD
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
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…
5. La Villette

5. La Villette

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12 local reviews
La Villette, Paris
NeighborhoodPolitical
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…
Jean Francois
During summer, great park with open air cinema every night.
5. La Villette

5. La Villette

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12 local reviews
La Villette, Paris
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. …
Jean Francois
Jean Francois
During summer, great park with open air cinema every night.
6. La Gaîté lyrique

6. La Gaîté lyrique

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24 local reviews
La Gaîté lyrique, Paris
Closed now
01 53 01 52 00
Establishment
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. La Gaîté lyrique

6. La Gaîté lyrique

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24 local reviews
La Gaîté lyrique, Paris
Closed now
01 53 01 52 00
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
Closed now
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
Closed now
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 and Company

8. Shakespeare and Company

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25 local reviews
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris
Closed now
01 43 25 40 93
Bookstore
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 and Company

8. Shakespeare and Company

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25 local reviews
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris
Closed now
01 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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9 local reviews
Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
Establishment
Fan
Biggest library in France, great view of Seine
Jean-Baptiste
The greatest public library in France, with some exhibitions sometimes.
Sophie
A different district in Paris with modern buildings near the river and the big National Library of France (Fra…
9. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

9. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

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9 local reviews
Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
Fan
Fan
Biggest library in France, great view of Seine
Jean-Baptiste
Jean-Baptiste
The greatest public library in France, with some exhibitions sometimes.
Sophie
Sophie
A different district in Paris with modern buildings near the river and the big National Library of France (François Mitterrand Library) RER …
10. Piscine Joséphine Baker

10. Piscine Joséphine Baker

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10 local reviews
8 Quai François Mauriac, Paris
+33 1 56 61 96 50
Pool
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…
Jack
If you need to take a dip
10. Piscine Joséphine Baker

10. Piscine Joséphine Baker

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10 local reviews
8 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…
Jack
Jack
If you need to take a dip
11. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand RER

11. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand RER

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11 local reviews
Quai François Mauriac, Paris
Closed now
3658
Train stationLibraryTransit station
Olivier
National library : - For students / teachers coming in my place on conference or lessons - For tourism with ex…
jenny
Big Library with 4 famous towers where thousands of books are archives. Great exhibition of paintings and arti…
Christophe
The new district around Bercy and the National Library reflects the daring architural style and hype life of 2…
11. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand RER

11. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand RER

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11 local reviews
Quai François Mauriac, Paris
Closed now
3658
Olivier
Olivier
National library : - For students / teachers coming in my place on conference or lessons - For tourism with exhibitions
jenny
jenny
Big Library with 4 famous towers where thousands of books are archives. Great exhibition of paintings and artists works. The central court …
Christophe
Christophe
The new district around Bercy and the National Library reflects the daring architural style and hype life of 21st century Paris...
12. 104 [cent quatre]

12. 104 [cent quatre]

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41 local reviews
11 Rue Curial, Paris
Closed now
01 40 05 51 71
Establishment
Nicolás
It's very difficult to define this place. It's an amazing giant space in which you'll see people doing all sor…
Andrea
Performings arts, visual arts, music, cinema, a library, a café, a restaurant, a kindergarten, a second-hand s…
Stanislas
Very nice and trendy cultural center
12. 104 [cent quatre]

12. 104 [cent quatre]

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41 local reviews
11 Rue Curial, Paris
Closed now
01 40 05 51 71
Nicolás
Nicolás
It's very difficult to define this place. It's an amazing giant space in which you'll see people doing all sort of cultural activities: peop…
Andrea
Andrea
Performings arts, visual arts, music, cinema, a library, a café, a restaurant, a kindergarten, a second-hand store, an organic shop and mark…
Stanislas
Stanislas
Very nice and trendy cultural center