There are obviously other must-see sites not mentioned here,
and you are welcome to propose them to us.
Centre Pompidou, familiarly known as 'Beaubourg', just north of the Hotel de Ville, has a large & comprehensive library. It has some books on French law in English along with the standard legal references, including the Gazette du Palais. Their Minitel server is 3615 BPI.
The "gasworks" (as Beaubourg is known for its distinctive architecture) is now reopened after long renovations.
For the latest
12h-22h weekdays except Tuesday when closed
10h-22h Saturday, Sunday and holidays
Jack Kessler on Cujas and French law
This is the government printing office and is for the public the place to consult official documents on microfilm going back to 1869. It is supposedly the only place you can get a key-word search on the JO back to 1871. They will accept such a request by fax at 220.127.116.11 and reply with a printout by ordinary mail, and the service is free.
The Codes (Civil, Penal, Procedure, etc.) are sold here at prices below Dalloz and Litec but lacking the jrisprudence. A free catalog describes the various publications and Minitel services.
There is also a desk for publications of the European Commission which, by the way, also has sales offices in the USA (800-274-4888), Australia, Canada, Japan, etc. (your nearest dealer given on demand).
Hours are Mon-Fri 0830-1630 and Tuesday 0830-1800.
Official concession :
Lois et Décrets of the last issue in .pdf images
Legifrance, limited free access
Jurifrance, paid subscription service
Information on publications and electronic services
Minitel legal databases
Droit.org, independent site associated with AdmiNet
Service de documentation du
2 rue de Montpensier Paris 1er. (Metro Palais Royal)
entrance on the left side of the Palais Royal.
Not open to the public, but if you have some special interest you may contact its curator by telephone at (33) 01 40 15 30 48 or by mail at the above address. They are very busy at election periods and when the Conseil is active but otherwise might try to help researchers, jurists, students, etc. for questions of droit public, constitutionnel, parlementaire et electoral, and also constitutional law of other countries.
Search of CC decisions, HTML display (Saarbrucken site)
Official site of Conseil constitutionnel
Jack Kessler's FYIFrance
Jack writes periodic and knowledgeable reports on the cultural scene in France (from his base in San Francisco), especially regarding French libraries. You may consult his latest works from the Web at http://www.fyifrance.com