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Paris Natural History Museum

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Paris Natural History Museum

Dinosaurs, giant cristals, precious stones are marvels of Paris Natural History Museum, set in Jardin des Plantes gardens.

Paris Natural History Museum

Created in 1635 as the Paris Royal Botanical Garden (picture), the Paris Natural History Museum is located in Jardin des Plantes on the left bank of the river in Paris.

Its main attractions are the Hall of Evolution, the gallery of comparative anatomy (pdf documentation) with dinosaurs, giant birds, insects, and the gallery of mineralogy with 600 000 minerals, giant crystals and royal precious stones.

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Visit the Dinosaur Museum

Paris Natural History Museum and its dinosaur collections (picture) can fascinate both adults and children.

The Jardin des Plantes feature beautiful flowers (picture), a small zoo, and 19th century tropical glasshouses (picture).

Paris Natural History Museum and Jardin des Plantes are a great sight for adults with children. It is possible to walk on the Seine Lower quays from Jardin des Plantes to Notre Dame, one of the most beautiful walks in Paris. See Seine river map.

Practical information

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle
57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris
tel: 33 (0)1 40 79 56 01

Paris metro: Gare d'Austerlitz, lines 5, 10, RER C
Locate the Museum on Paris map. Web site
Closed on Tuesdays and 1st of May
Open 10am to 6pm

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