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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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Description: 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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The gardens are beautiful as you enter the park. We went to the palaeontology museum first and were blown away as we entered and were faced by a wonderful hall of skeletons. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I personally like the comparative anatomy gallery most. There are beautiful specimen spanning millions of years of evolution, presented without any fuss. And of course the gardens are beautiful, and the idea that the great Cuvier himself once strolled these grounds is enought to walk around in awe.

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Dettenhausen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The museum is surely a nice attraction for children of all ages due to the Gallery of Evolution and the displayed animals and their habitats. But somehow I did expect more. And what I found bothersome, was the blue light inside that was so exhausting for the eyes. So, I would recommend it only on rainy days otherwise just choose... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

this place is wonderful, especially for youngsters. the exhibits are all quite good. it is the first place we've been that had total handicapped access.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The gardens are beautiful as you enter the park. We went to the palaeontology museum first and were blown away as we entered and were faced by a wonderful hall of skeletons. We loved the organisation of the displays and all of the floors were really interesting. We then went to the hall of evolution and equally enjoyed our time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Travelled here with my 5 and 7 year old kids and we loved it. So much to see and do but beware that not all the attractions are translated into English. Also pick out the particular things you wish to see as they seem to be housed separately and you pay separate admission fee for each - for example: the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited this museum while on a day tour of paris...we were in disneyland and on the last day went to paris. It was easier to go ourselves than to go with a coach as we were not bound by an itinery . it was not expensive and we enjoyed the huge skeletons of dinosaurs and huge animals. We came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

If I was just reviewing the anatomy and palaeontology section Id give it 10 stars if I could. It's amazing, a great old fashioned, Victorian style exhibition, in keeping with the theme of the jardin and menagerie. Probably my favourite museum in the world. However, it's a shame that you have to pay separately for geology, botany, evolution and palaeontology... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great morning out with the kids. Quite hard to find as its set in a big park. Parking around is really hard, so can be quite a walk. Nice size building with good facilities. Staff not over friendly, but something to do when raining in paris

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Pacy-sur-Eure, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

if you like dynosaures !! near the evolution galery ( animals dispareted even a DODO !! ) not the bones but taxydermie!! and lions which are not any more on the earth !! and tropical plants and for children you can have a little "ballade" with poneys beautiful garden not far from Bercy , gare d'Austerlitz the name is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very good and, forgot time while watching. Animals Skeletons are maintained. Very amazing collection.

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Address: 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 79 30 00
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Quartier Latin
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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