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Library Sainte-Geneviève in Paris
The Place du Pantheon in Paris is home to this neo-classical building. Built in 1851 by the architect Henri Labrouste, the library was built on the site of the former college of Montaigu. This institution is the heir to the third largest library in Europe, that of the former abbey of Saint-Genevieve of Paris, founded by Clovis in the 6th century and dismantled in the Revolution. Today, the Sainte-Geneviève Library holds about 2 million documents covering all fields of knowledge: philosophy, psychology, religions, social sciences, pure and applied sciences, linguistics, art, literature, history and geography.

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