Professor André Siegfried, of the French Academy, addressing the audience.
The Library celebrates its 30th anniversary in the Mazarine Gallery of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Four hundred guests attend.
Starting on Saturday 16 January, the Library will close each night at 18h in accordance with the new national curfew.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Library will open early to compensate for the reduced evening hours.
Tue–Fri: 10h–18h | Sat: 9h30–18h | Sun: 12h–18h | Mon: Closed