National Museum of Natural History

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The National Museum of Natural History originates from the royal garden of medicinal plants created by King Louis XIII in 1635. Having initially a pur...

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The Ménagerie, the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes, is a vast wooded area covering several hectares where nature is omnipresent, in all its fo...

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24 hours
Available in: English
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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’Évolu...

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24 hours
Available in: English
Gardens & parks

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

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24 hours
Available in: English
Gardens & parks

Discover the extraordinary richness of the Jardin des Plantes, an institutional botanical garden created in the 17th century.With your guide...

Duration
2 hours
Available in: English

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The inside story

The National Museum of Natural History originates from the royal garden of medicinal plants created by King Louis XIII in 1635. Having initially a purely medical function, the garden became in 1718 the King's garden and focused on natural history, instructing public, putting together collections and conducting scientific research. During the French Revolution the museum expanded its collection and continued to flourish during the 19th century.

Today, the Museum of Natural History aims to both research and public diffusion of knowledge. In Paris, three departments are dedicated to the public knowledge: the Galleries of the Jardin des Plantes, Botanical Parks and Zoos, and The Museum of Man (Musée de l'Homme).

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How to get there

National Museum of Natural History 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris Paris
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