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National Museum of Natural History

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Address: 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 79 30 00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This large museum of natural history combines three museums into one,...

This large museum of natural history combines three museums into one, including a four-story taxonomy wing, a building of skeletons and fossils and a separate structure devoted entirely to geology.

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Interesting, but should be free for students

We were astonished to see the price of 7€ to visit the museum. There should be free for students, since students have very little money. The museum itself is quite good, I think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Toulouse, France
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Paradou, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The excitement on the face of my grandson was marvelous to behold as we entered this beautiful, art-nouveau exhibit hall .... and he hadn't even seen the dinosaurs yet! With more than a thousand skeletons and fossils, the galleries span over 600 million years of life and represent discoveries dating back to Louis XV's reign. I highly recommend this museum... More 

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Toulouse, France
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were astonished to see the price of 7€ to visit the museum. There should be free for students, since students have very little money. The museum itself is quite good, I think it's great to go if you have children, they will be amazed with all the animals, and the museum carries a very important message : protect our... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This history is broken up into four different museums in a large garden in Paris. In regards to the paleontology museum, some people have said the the dinosaur exhibition was boring but I must say that it was an incredible display of dinosaur skeletons. It is more of a study of the ways in which dinosaur skeletons have changed over... More 

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Thank Rifa G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a very old-school take on dissemination of knowledge. It is literally 3 floors filled with old skeletons, preparations, conserved animals in different life stages, organs and such. As such the exhibits are beautiful, but there's very little explanation of what you're looking at, and why it's interesting. I would highly recommend for biologists and other nerds with... More 

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Thank Thomas B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is extremely pleasant to visit... kids were amazed. Light and sound effects (animal cries, thunder, rain) create a really magic atmosphere. It may not be as sophisticated as the one in London but it is very charming and especially good to visit with kids

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Museum compound is huge and beautiful but the dinosaur exhibit was quite disappointing - to be fair, the number of exhibits was fair but the display were dated, there were no interactive display, no kids section and there were no English commentary (nor English brochure)! There was a monkey exhibit which did have English commentary but exhibit was quite mediocre.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Old and young will love it, lot of interesting things, good for full day visit because there is park, zoo and other part of museum on the same territory.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This Museum is the results of many decades research and adventures of many French scientists. A unique Collection of the Natural History on Earth

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Slagelse, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is only one of several buildings of the museum complex in the Jardin des Plantes (the paleontology part is in a seperate building, at the other end of the park), The name "Grande Gallerie d'Evolution" is a little misleading - this is entirely devoted to the current biodiversity of animals (plants are also in a separate building). A very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The National Museum of Natural History is spread across a number of separate buildings in the Jardin of Plants. Each museum has its own theme - The Museum of Evolution (which has the Enfant Museum in it), Museum of Mineralogy, Museum of Palaeontology and Anatomy and two other Botanic Museums which we did not visit. The museum of Evolution is... More 

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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