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National Museum of Natural History

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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a low-crowd activity. It is a place of awe for those who are even slightly interested in nature, creatures, evolution, rocks, minerals, trees, fossils ... For an enthusiast, it is a whole day activity. The sheer enormity of certain animals existing & extinct,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely old building and heaps of fossils, well set out, the gardens next door for the natural museum are stunning.

Thank Dave1018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have often visited the museums in the Jardin des Plantes. Currently the Minerology Galary is hosting the T Rex Exhibition. I visited it on Thursday, August 30 this year (2018). I walked in and I walked out within 20 minutes, terribly disappointed. The reports...More

Thank MZTParis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was not a big queue at all at the T-Rex exhibit (there are many different museums here) when I went, which was fortunate. The line moved quickly. The rooms are small so if it were crowded it would be squeezy. I had room to...More

Thank Redbackspider
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Note that there are actually several separate museums in this complex. If you visit one, you get a discount on the others. The ones I saw are listed below Anatomy and paleontology: This museum not only has an impressive collection, it gives the visitor a...More

2  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The Grand Galerie de l’Évolution is certainly worth a visit. We went there to escape the mid-day sun. The ambiance of the building and exhibition is nothing I had ever experienced before. Jaw-dropping! The exposition is huge and impressive, altough the collection of fish/other (deep)sea...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

An Excellent place for the older and younger generation. The display is very diverse and includes everything from dinosaurs to fossils and it is all very accessible. When we went there were no queues and it was not at all crowded.

Thank NZJC2018
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This museum fulfilled my childhood dream of witnessing a complete T-REX skeleton! what a memorable experience! you can still catch rexy till september.. a must visit in paris if you are a dino fan!!!

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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Honestly so inefficient to get in. Absolute shambles. How can dropping a bag off be so complicated. I recommend coming very early or not bringing a backpack. I appreciate it's free entry just needs organising.

1  Thank Eddie N
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This is not a top tier sight in Paris, but if you find yourself with extra time or in the area, you must stop. Bones after bones after bones, straight out of the 1800s. You no longer wonder why species went extinct (all that collecting?)....More

1  Thank James M
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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour 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
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I don't remember, but it wasn't much. I think on first Sunday of month the entry is free, but you have to check.