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Alsace-Lorraine Sights

Bibliothèque Humaniste (Humanist Library)

  • 1 rue de la Bibliothèque Map It
  • Sélestat
  • Library/Archive

Updated 04/08/2014

Fodor's Review

Among the precious medieval and Renaissance manuscripts on display at the Bibliothèque Humaniste, founded in 1452 and installed in the former Halle aux Blés, are a seventh-century lectionary and a 12th-century Book of Miracles. There's also a town register from 1521, with the first-ever recorded reference to a Christmas tree! Major renovations are taking place from 2014 until 2016, and the collection will not be on view to the public.

Sight Information


1 rue de la Bibliothèque, Sélestat, 67600, France

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Sight Details:

  • €4.20
  • Sept.–June, Mon. and Wed.–Fri. 9–noon and 2–6, Sat. 9–noon; July and Aug., Mon. and Wed.–Fri. 9–noon and 2–6, Sat. 9–noon and 2–5, Sun. 2–5.

Updated 04/08/2014


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