New in Paris ?

Have you just arrived in Paris and are a bit lost? The Bpi makes available many resources to help you to move to the capital successfully, to learn or improve your French and to take advantage of leisure activities and the cultural life of Paris and Ile de France. 

Discover the Bpi

Don’t know the Bpi? Discover its history, lits missions and the way it is organised of this one-of-a-kind institution. To get to know it better, come in on Fridays at 6 pm for a discovery tour for 30 minutes, ideal for discovering the thematic areas, services and collections available to you.

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Learn French

Do you need to learn or improve your French? The Self-Study area has available for you a vast number of resources (language learning methods, films, documentaries, broadcasts) adapted for every level. Do not hesitate to ask the librarians at the reception desk for information, for answers to your questions and for help in finding what you need. 
Follow world events and improve your understanding of French! Near the Self-study area, the Televisions of the world enable you to watch free of charge eleven channels, including two French channels (Euronews and LCI). 
Practise your knowledge by participating in conversation workshops in French as a foreign language (FLE), every Friday at 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm.