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Opens in 21 min: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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What an intriguing find tyatvwe stumbled upon, which I realise now is a well know Paris... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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What a joy! Great collection. We bought beautiful shells... A treasure trove of superb... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This famous taxidermy shop has been in operation since the mid-19th century.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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46 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 42 22 30 07
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an intriguing find tyatvwe stumbled upon, which I realise now is a well know Paris institution. Go upstairs and you will find that you are suddenly close up to many wild animals that would probably bite your hand off in life. Everything from aadvark...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a joy! Great collection. We bought beautiful shells... A treasure trove of superb things... Superior gardening tools labels etc etc... What a place to find that very special present!!! The facade gives little away about what lies inside.... Like many a good place... Full...More

Thank 311austinl
Reviewed 18 September 2018

just walking 5 minutes fron Louvre is a small door with a fantastic store inside. Naturalism of the nineteen century at glance, Taxidermy yes, but be carefull they work in the business o pronature. Dont be foolish to think in takidermy as a devil, as...More

1  Thank salvadorvillazon
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most fascinating places to visit although sometimes a little disturbing seeing all of the beautiful and some HUGE beasts of prey permanently “frozen” through the practice of taxidermy. I’m happy that my friends knew to search it out. Glad I...More

Thank Katani S
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The examples of taxidermy were well done, the animals quite lifelike, and the geometric patterns of mounted insects were attractive. They forbid taking of any photos in the shop, so much of the pleasure of seeing them was decreased, as they would have made pleasing...More

Thank patandmaryjo
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Our children (and the parents) enjoyed this unusual "cabinet of curiosities". The taxidermy animals and insects were displayed very creatively. A definite must if you are in the neighborhood!

Thank Georgia28
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is easily the coolest shop we’ve ever been into. Not quite sure how we stumbled across. Perhaps a travel blog. But it was only a block or two from where we were staying so we decided to swing by not quite knowing what to...More

Thank WanderNorthGeorgia
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I knew of this place long ago but somehow I missed it in all my trips. How stupid. The gardeners' boutique on the first floor doesn't prepare you for the fantastical universe you'll find upstairs. Is just not the incredible amount of animals they got...More

3  Thank Alicia_Boricua
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Part excellent gift shop, part museum, part surreal living room vibe -- I am eternally grateful to writer Adam Gopnik for tipping me off to this place. My 9 year old loved it and perfect stroll from Luxembourg Gardens

1  Thank monsieur-hibou
Reviewed 18 October 2017

treasured and nurtured and curated by all Parisians alike , it has been called the most beautiful shop in the world , yes the world !!! enter into a world of taxidermy presented in a way that makes each and every item come alive ,...More

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