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A selection of virtual exhibitions @ BNF & BPI

Browse the websites of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) and Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (BPI) to discover exciting virtual exhibition. Insight and information about the French culture are just a click away...


Welcome to the virtual exhibitions of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF). Enjoy a selection of some exhibitions:




Bestiary in Medieval illumination

Berlioz, The Voice of romantism

The old Paris / Eugène Atget

Faces in the XIXth and XXth Centuries



You can also find a selection of virtual exhibition on the Public Information Library website (Bibliothèque Publique d’Information / BPI). The BPI is a public institution under the control of the French Ministry of Culture. It is located in the premises of the Pompidou Center in Paris. Exhibitions are:

Courtroom sketches

Jean Gourmelin's world

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