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Bibliotheque Carnegie

2 Place Carnegie, 51100, Reims, France
+33 3 26 77 81 41
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Art Deco Masterpiece

The design won the gold medal at the Paris exposition of 1925, and the building was constructed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
101coastie
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Portland, Oregon
Am I missing something ?

Spurred on by the reviews we went to the Carnegie as we have visited numerous other such libraries... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
sawn44
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 weeks ago
“Art Deco Masterpiece”
3 Oct 2016
“Wonderful place for Art déco & book lovers”
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2 Place Carnegie, 51100, Reims, France
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+33 3 26 77 81 41
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The design won the gold medal at the Paris exposition of 1925, and the building was constructed with a gift from the Carnegie Foundation to replace a library destroyed in the First World War. Interior of the lobby, reading room and architectural details are exceptional...More

Thank 101coastie
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Spurred on by the reviews we went to the Carnegie as we have visited numerous other such libraries. Very disappointing. Unhelpful staff, not really anything to see, not the sort of place to spend any longer than 5 minutes.

Thank sawn44
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Library is small but very beautiful and if you wish to isolate in a quiet area to read, entrance is free even for tourists/visitors. No free Wifi unless you are a regular visitor though.

1  Thank SorayaBE
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We came across this remarkable library just by chance taking a meandering route from the Cathedral back to the train station. Really, I've never seen an art deco building quite like it. The detail inside and out was astonishing and I only wish I lived...More

Thank Hutch1963
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Built by Andrew Carnegie to replace Reim's library which was destroyed during WWI. It is so nice to see such a lovely building with beautiful grounds also be practical and well-used. This is definitely a must see! The lobby alone is worth the visit.

Thank DavidandAnna
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This library is such a beautiful surprise. The reception area is exquisite, as is the library room itself - and so peaceful. Almost makes you want to study again (almost!)

1  Thank roos1ter
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This is a wonderfully decorated library well worth a short visit. The building, the little garden in front and its location makes it a easy 15 min stop while visiting the beautiful Reims.

14  Thank EUcivilization
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Close to cathedral. Passed by but did not go in. Beautiful building on the outside. We have a Carnegie library in our city. Did not realize they were built in Europe as well.

Thank twofromLA
Reviewed 13 September 2015

It won't take long, but there is lovely art deco lights, windows, and mosaics. They have lovely restrooms in the basement.

1  Thank cwgreene
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Our host at the B&B urged us to see the library, and I'm so glad she did. This building is small but jaw-dropping beautiful. Exquisite mosaics dazzle the eye starting with the domed entrance hall. The Bibliothèque is only a few steps from the Cathedrale...More

Thank Barbara F
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