Musée d'histoire naturelle Français

Museum of Natural History

Founded in June 1793, the Museum of Natural History is one of the oldest in Paris. It is located on the left bank of the Seine River just a few steps away from Austerlitz bridge. The museum surrounded by a beautiful botanical garden (the main one in France) hosts three galleries: The Gallery of Palaeontology, the Gallery of Comparative Anatomy and the Grand Gallery of Evolution. A little zoo called is also opened to public in the garden..

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The garden was created by King Louis XIII in 1635 - It was named Royal Medicinal Plant Garden. The Natural History Museum was founded some 160 years later during the French Revolution just a few weeks before Le Louvre on 10 June 1793..

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The Jardin des Plantes is one of the most beautiful in Paris… Take time to stroll through the garden.

Opening hours - Admission fees - Tickets

Address: 36, rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire - 75005 Paris. Telephone: 01 40 79 30 00
Opening hours: Open every day from 10am to 6pm except Tuesday.
Admission fees - Tickets price: 7-9 Euros.

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Other museums: Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Rodin Museum, Catacombs of Paris, Jacquemart Andre Museum, Arab World Institute, Quai Branly Museum, Carnavalet Museum, Guimet museum,

Museum of Natural History

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