Z is for France’s Bibliothèque Mazarine

Bibliothèque Mazarine

letter zOk, so I’ve had to play around with a lot of the letters towards the end of the A to Z Challenge. I admit it. There just aren’t that many libraries, cities, states, or countries that begin with the letters X, Y, and especially Z. In fact, I’m pretty sure there are next to none.

So I’m going out on a limb here and sharing the Bibliothèque Mazarine in Paris, France. At least I found a Z in there somewhere. The Bibliothèque Mazarine is the oldest public library in France.

It was first established as the personal reading paradise of Cardinal Mazarin and later became a part of the Palais de l’Institut de France in 1682. As you can see from the the photos below, the reading room of the Bibliothèque Mazarine is marvelous.

France’s Bibliothèque Mazarine

Exterior of the Bibliothèque Mazarine
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Bibliothèque Mazarine
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Salle de lecture Bibliothèque Mazarine
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Bibliothèque Mazarine
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Bookselves Mazarine Bibliothèque
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Bookselves Mazarine Bibliothèque
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Mazarine Bibliothèque
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Mazarine Bibliothèque
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Thanks for visiting me during the A to Z Challenge. Did you miss any of the amazing libraries I’ve shared along the way? You can catch up on my entire A to Z Challenge here.

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4 thoughts on “Z is for France’s Bibliothèque Mazarine

  1. I love the choice, I studied in France in my youth and there is so much to be said for libraries that are like beautiful museums… thanks for the heads up on the MAY 4th LINKY. May all you months be full of knowledge and fun posts until the next A-Z

  2. Lovely library and what a fantastic and interesting thene . I’ve bookmarked your blog so I can visit again soon. I love book review blogs and I am always looking for new ones.

    Congratulations for making it to the end of the challenge. I’m trying to make my way through the list and visit all the participants.
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