François Mittérand Library


National Library of France

The four towers of this very contemporary library represent large open books that stand out against the Parisian landscape.


The library houses more than 40 million documents over five centuries. In addition to books, there are also magazines, photographs, sheet music, sound documents, manuscripts, coins, costumes and theatre sets, and video games.
The François Mitterrand library offers reading rooms and a varied cultural programme, with workshops, presentations and visits.


To get to the François Mitterrand library from the Place des Alpes hotel, allow about 20 minutes on foot or by metro.


The place d'italie

The Haussmannian beauty

This square, built in 1860 during the great works of Baron Haussmann, is the vibrant heart of the 13th arrondissement.

The Luxembourg garden

A green paradise

This garden invites Parisians and visitors to take a break between its orchard, its orchid greenhouses, its geometric forest and its rose garden. It has a French and an English section.

The Latin Quarter

A must-see tour of the Left Bank

This district, which houses the Sorbonne, the Jardin des Plantes, the Panthéon and the National Museum of Natural History, is one of the oldest districts in Paris. There are also many bookshops and famous cafés.

Hotel accor Arena

Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy

This vast multi-purpose hall in the Bercy district is a must-see. With a capacity of 20,300 seats, it hosts the biggest concerts.

the plant garden

Nature and culture

This 2.5 hectare French garden is a must for a stroll. It also houses the Evolution, Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy galleries, the menagerie and the large greenhouses.

butte aux cailles district

A village in Paris

Small cobbled streets, green gardens and a peaceful atmosphere... The Butte-aux-Cailles district, perched on an ancient hill, has a village feel. It is also the ideal place to meet up for a drink or in a restaurant.

Tourism PAris

Visit the City of Light

In the heart of the 13th arrondissement of Paris, the Hotel de la Place des Alpes offers easy access to the centre of the capital and its main points of interest. Visit the museums, stroll along the banks of the Seine and enjoy the unique atmosphere.