bibliothèque nationale de france 

Browse this digital librairy of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and its 300+ partners.

This free website gathers more than 4 million documents available on any devices such as phone, tablet and computer and from anywhere, more particularly, from the confort of your home.

It provides access to any type of document: printed documents (books, press and magazines) in image and text mode, manuscripts, sound and iconographic documents, maps and plans.

Gallica is intended to all readers, whether users just having a look, booklovers, students or academics. 

The documents selected by the BnF illustrate the French written heritage and its influence in Europe and worldwide. They compose an encyclopaedic and comprehensive library, representative of major French authors and of the various trends of reflection and research over the centuries.

Various fields of interest – history, literature, sciences, philosophy, law, economics and politics – are represented

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