Discover some of the rare books kept in the heritage reserve, usually inaccessible to the public.
The Fenouillères university library, built by the Nicolas Michelin & Associés agency, opened in August 2017. With a surface area of 7500m², it presents an exterior architecture remarkable by its shape as by its colors. The library also houses an exceptional heritage reserve, in which are preserved rare and precious books, including two incunabula and more than thirty manuscripts. Usually not accessible to the public, this heritage reserve will be exceptionally open for guided tours on the occasion of the European Heritage Days.
Two visits on Saturday, September 16 at 2 pm and 3:30 pm (Duration: 1 hour 30 approximately)
About the venue
The Fenouillères University Library holds the documentary collections of the Faculty of Arts, Letters, Languages and Human Sciences of the University of Aix-Marseille. It is open to all, on wide opening hours and offers many services (group rooms, book reservation service, interlibrary loan, etc.) as well as annual cultural programming. Its heritage reserve consists of 10,000 volumes from the 15th to the 20th centuries.