Ok, 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
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