Monday, 28 February 2011

Cosy à la bibliothèque municipale principale



Two more shots inside the main public library. I think it's cosy in a grand way!

32 comments:

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I love libraries...but I wonder just how comfortable those chairs really are...did you try them out?

Looks like quite an elegant library!

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

andrew1860 said...

Wow I wish I could live here!!! I can't wait to go back to Versailles so I can see places like this that I have not visited. Thanks for this post!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What an amazing sight... all those leather-bound books and the marble fireplace. I think that your assessment of the "cozy" aspect is correct...

Bises,
G

Randy said...

You said it perfectly it is "grand" looking. The painting needs a word bubble that says "Sit there." Have a wonderful start to your week.

akarui said...

De tres beaux vieux livres mais aussi de magnifiques tableaux. Bonne semaine !!

EG Wow said...

I would be very comfortable there. I LOVE books. :)

Woody said...

Those chairs look very inviting and comfy!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos!
I love the corner with the three chairs for some companionable reading a trois. (My keyboard doesn't offer French accents.)
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Scott said...

Everything is so very grand! Beautiful all around. I did love those stairs yesterday too. The colors are so rich and vibrant.

Magpie said...

So many books!! I would be in heaven.

Jack said...

This is remarkably elegant I am amazed to see such fine chairs in a library.

Lynette said...

It certainly is beautiful.

Bob Crowe said...

It is quite grand but might the ladder be an escape route if things got too cozy?

Olivier said...

quelle belle bibliothèque, je deviendrais fou ;))

T. Becque said...

"Cozy in a grand way" is the perfect way to describe this place. Beautiful too...

L.D. said...

As a book person I found this post to be especially fascinating

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Extraordinarily grand! Comfortable, yes! I really like this section of the library, and hopefully, if I have a chance to return to the Versailles region I can and will visit this library. I wish I would have learned of it before this, but not to worry, it is never too late! At least I know of it now..thanks so much, Ciel, for a wonderful time at the local library...lucky you!

ALAIN said...

Il manque les jolies jambes d'une bibliothécaire sur ton échelle !

Cergie said...

Cosy c'est le terme. Cela change de la bibliothèque Ste Geneviève dont l'aîné de mes fils prétendait que c'était le seul endroit où il pouvait travailler même le soir tard, même le dimanche, qd il était en prépa...

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

There is something about the warmth of books. I spend most of my time in our home in Scottsdale in the library (in a very comfortable chair), and my mother-in-law does not call it the library. She calls it the "cozy room."

Cezar and Léia said...

This library is very charming, with wonderful furniture, paintings and golden books!
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

By the way, speaking of libraries, I should have mentioned that there is a French connection to our home library in Scottsdale, Arizona. The library has a French art deco reverse painted chandelier that we bought in New York and we had the walls painted to match the colors in the chandelier. We have a French antique cabinet and had the bookshelves carved with the same shell and rosette patterns as the cabinet. One of the paintings is of the south of France, which we purchased in Paris.

VP said...

I love this series about your library, it is a gorgeous place!

Birdman said...

But not the most comfortable seats.

SRQ said...

To continue with the comments on the chairs....are those intended for public seating? Love the paintings. Yes...I could spend some time there.

cieldequimper said...

@ all wondering about the chairs: i) they are actually far more comfortable than they look and ii) this is the book collection part of the library that can merely be visited, it isn't the booklending department, so you wouldn't really need to sit there as the books are behind chicken wire. But having said that, no signs saying that you can't sit there for a while...

Francisca said...

It sure takes you back to a different time and place, doesn't it? I join the crowd who have enjoyed the tour of this elegant library.

Loree said...

It is extremely cosy and very elegant. A very stately place to read a book.

Wick Daily Photo said...

It looks very grand.

paulboo said...

Magnificent :o)

toemail said...

Awesome, no other word for it.

Becky said...

You know, you're right: Cozy and grand. How that's possible, I don't know, but apparently in France anything is possible. :)