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Thursday, 09 Jan 2020 The Lord of the Rings is exported to Paris…

Who doesn’t even know the name “Lord of the Rings”? Among the greatest literary and cinematographic successes of the twentieth century, an exhibition is devoted entirely to this work until February 16, 2020.

Tolkien invites himself to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France for an exhibition tracing his work and his history.  Travel to the heart of the story of the Lord of the Rings, the itinerary proposes to understand the imaginary world forged by Tolkien; its landscapes, its people and their languages. Three hundred pieces, over 1000 m2, from the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France are to be discovered.

The Bibliothèque Nationale de France pays tribute to the professor of medieval languages and literature at Oxford through the presentation of many original manuscripts and drawings. Literary works, known and less known here, retrace the history of the Middle Earth. Discover the origin of the saga and the influences of Tolkien from his beginnings by publishing The Hobbit in 1937 until the release of the two trilogies more recently.

Address: Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand, Quai François Mauriac, 75706 Paris

Price: From 9€

Schedule: Every day except Monday from 10am to 6pm

Access from Belleval: Metro 14 from the Gare Saint Lazare station until Bibliothèque François Mitterrand station

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