For the 22nd edition of the Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2012, the Institut francais unlocks the doors of its Library collection.
In the Gallery upstairs, the hidden treasures of the Library will be on display for a one-day-only exhibition, from the early editions of Verne’s novels - the best and most valuable collection in Scotland, to the 18th century ’Plan de Paris’ by Bretez, Lucas and Aubin, and vintage photos of France from the 1950s and 60s.
Take this opportunity to explore the Institute’s Georgian building itself, with the magnificient views of the Dean Valley and the Firth of Forth, the garden at the back, and the beautiful dome. Glean some information about the history of the building and its famous inhabitants along the way.
The Bistrot - the other hidden gem of the Institut, will be open for the occasion from 9.30 am.
Unfortunately the venue is not accessible to wheelchair users.
Download the full programme of the Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2012
Illustration © Kelly Stewart