Bercy/Bibliothèque Nationale

Off to explore a quartier which has greatly changed since we lived in Paris. The formerly industrial neighborhood is now home to a cultural-educational-flower-filled park edged with spiffy apartment towers, and the 19th century stone wine warehouses now accommodate shops and restaurants. It’s an easy walk across the Seine to the four controversial towering volumes of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, today packed with students cramming for the Bac.

2 thoughts on “Bercy/Bibliothèque Nationale

  1. For some reason, this just came through my email this week?! Anyway, wanted to note two things — a shared amusement at Au Vieux Camper and shared fascination with those Coronelli globes. They are truly amazing!

  2. Aren’t they? And we came across them by sheer chance. The accompanying exhibit on their restoration is fascinating.
    Of course you have been there–you have been EVERYWHERE in Paris! 🙂

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