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  • Jardin des Plantes © MNHN - Jérôme Munier

    Jardin des Plantes (Garden of Plants)

    57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris

    Passing on knowledge and tradition… The incredible variety of shapes, colours and scents of the plants in the Jardin des Plantes, open to the...

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  • Caravane africaine - Grande Galerie de l'Évolution © MNHN - JC Domenech

    Grande Galerie de l’Évolution (Gallery of Evolution)

    36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 75005 Paris

    They don’t speak, but they tell you everything about life. They are the 7,000 incredibly lifelike specimens in the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution...

  • Galerie des Enfants © MNHN - Julien Pons

    Galerie des Enfants (Children’s Gallery)

    36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 75005 Paris

    Can the chaffinch, pike, jaguar and penguin live side by side? The answer is yes - at the Galerie des Enfants. The whole family can discover...

  • Rutile (n°204.123) © MNHN - Bernard Faye

    Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie (Mineralogy and Geology Gallery)

    36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 75005 Paris

    They are the envy of many… This Gallery’s collections, among the oldest and most prestigious in the world, include Martian meteorites, giant...

  • Galerie d'Anatomie comparée © Catherine Ficaja

    Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée (Paleontology and comparative Anatomy Gallery)

    2 rue Buffon 75005 Paris

    A word to lovers of bones of all kinds! The Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée, a mecca of bones and organs, offers the spectacle of...

  • Galerie de botanique © MNHN - JC Domenech

    Galerie de Botanique (Botanical Gallery)

    18 rue Buffon 75005 Paris

    The length of the rows in the Galerie de Botanique is staggering… Within the oldest and largest herbarium in the world, eight million specimens...

  • Serre de Nouvelle-Calédonie - Jardin des Plantes © MNHN - FG Grandin

    Grandes Serres du Jardin des Plantes (Greenhouses)

    57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris

    Nature demonstrates creativity… From primitive aquatic plants which conquered the world to drought-tolerant plants, disappear amongst the...

  • Panthère © MNHN - Jérôme Munier

    Ménagerie, the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes

    57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris

    Tucked away in a lush haven of serenity, the Ménagerie is home to 200 or so species, a third of which are threatened with extinction. Welcome to...

  •  Musée de l'Homme, vue depuis le parvis des droits de l'Homme © MNHN - JC Domenech

    Musée de l’Homme (Museum of Mankind)

    17 Place du Trocadéro 75016 Paris

    Fully renovated, the Musée de l’Homme opened its doors to the public again on 17 October 2015 and is home to the brand new Evolution of Man and...

  • Girafes du Parc Zoologique de Paris © Manuel Cohen - MNHN

    Parc Zoologique de Paris (Zoological Park of Paris)

    Croisement de l’avenue Daumesnil et de la route de la Ceinture du Lac (entrée unique) 75012 Paris

    From the Patagonian pampas to the dry forests of Madagascar, discover a zoo which has been completely transformed and become immersed in the...

  • Arboretum de Versailles-Chèvreloup © MNHN - V. Briand

    Arboretum de Versailles-Chèvreloup (Arboretum at Versailles-Chèvreloup)

    30 route de Versailles 78150 Rocquencourt

    Lime trees, orchids, rabbits and roe deer are all inhabitants here. 2,500 species of tree and 8,000 greenhouse plants from all over the world live...

  • Marinarium de Concarneau © MNHN - Annie Péron

    Marinarium de Concarneau (The Marinarium of Concarneau)

    Place de la Croix 29900 Concarneau

    Concarneau is the oldest marine biology station in the world and was founded in 1859 by Victor Coste, a professor at the Collège de France. His...

  • Réserve de la Haute-Touche © MNHN - Gérard Proust

    Réserve Zoologique de la Haute-Touche (Haute-Touche Animal Reserve)

    RD 975 (Departmental road) 36290 Obterre

    Do you love nature and wide open spaces? Then visit the largest zoo in France.

  • Abri Pataud © MNHN - Bernard Faye

    Abri Pataud (Pataud shelter)

    20 rue du Moyen-Âge 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Cro-Magnon has left some fine remains! You can explore them in the heart of the Dordogne, just a stone’s throw from the Lascaux caves. The Abri...

  • Harmas de Fabre © MNHN - Philippe Abel

    Harmas de Fabre (Fabre Muséum)

    Route d'Orange 84830 Sérignan-du-Comtat

    What does every naturalist dream of? Living in an open-air laboratory, as close as possible to what he is studying - plants and wildlife. Jean-...

  • Jardin alpin La Jaÿsinia © MNHN - Service multimédia

    Jardin alpin La Jaÿsinia ("La Jaÿsinia" alpine garden)

    40 rue du Parc (town centre) 74340 Samoëns

    In chillier climes, nature is full of wonderful surprises… In Upper Savoy, the "La Jaÿsinia" alpine botanical garden is the setting for around 2,...

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  • Jardin botanique exotique de Menton © MNHN - Bernard Faye

    Jardin botanique exotique de Menton (Exotic botanical garden)

    Avenue Saint-Jacques 06500 Menton

    At Menton, the real stars are the plants… In the heat of this famous Côte d’Azur resort lies an utterly charming exotic botanical garden, its soul...

  • Journey into the heart of Evolution © Africa Studio, UfaBizPhoto - Shutterstock.com © Orange - Manzalab/C.Dégardin

    Cabinet de Réalité virtuelle (The Cabinet of Virtual reality)

    36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 75005 Paris

    A permanent room dedicated to virtual reality housed in the Gallery of Evolution (Grande Galerie de l’Évolution).