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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 F - 75004 Paris75004Paris
  • Phone : 01 53 79 49 49
  • E-mail : visites@bnf.fr
  • Website :
  • Prices : 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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