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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 4 days ago 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

Thank Ruben d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!!!

Thank ravidhillon90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very large collection of animal skeletons in a large hall. It is a combination of paleontology and anatomical studies. There are a few dinosaur exhibits, and several large mammals - mammoths, elephants, amphibians, whales, orcas. It is also a very beautiful old building set in...More

Thank Manju P
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Spent the afternoon in this fantastic collection of skeletons and had the chance to be close up to a full-sized TRex, there is also a mammoth which blows the mind on how large a creature it was,

Thank $$loopielou$$
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The nicest collection are in the paleontology and compared anatomy section. The exhibit covers a great arrange of all sizes animal skeletons, from whales to little birds. On the second floor you will find a great collections of fossil animals from dinosaurs to invertebrates.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We saw the T-Rex exhibition of an almost entire t-rex skeleton discovered in the U.S. and brought to France. It was very interesting and it has all descriptions in English as well as French.We learnt a lot about the T-Rex how it lived, how it...More

Thank Brett T
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Our family of three went to this fantastic museum this month and were very pleasantly surprised. It has a small zoo, beautiful gardens and amazing exhibitions and exhibits. We went in the morning and we were able to take in the zoo, walk the gardens,...More

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Quartier Latin
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.