Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, La Rochelle

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Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle was established almost two centuries ago. The museum displays nearly 10,000 artifacts from ethnographers and naturalists. Spreading over 2,300 sq m (24,757 sq ft), the museum integrates modern interactive features into its exhibits. Popular collections include the 19th-century zoology gallery and the curiosity cabinet of naturalist Clement Lafaille. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle by using our La Rochelle online trip maker .
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  • Friendly and very affordable rate for a Museum of this size. Overall well maintained Museum although a little dated. We have however sorely missed information, verbal or written about animals or objects presented during our visit which made it shorter and less rewarding. Small disappointment also because don't not stated us prior to the payment that the ticket to the aquarium of la Rochelle was entitled to a discount on the ticket of the Museum.
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  • For the heritage day, a happy discovery 'Museum of natural history in La Rochelle'. Really a perfect place for lovers of the natural sciences, or just family. A fine memory, photos allowed. Staff very friendly and passionate.
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  • Housed in a beautiful building former and surrounded by a botanical garden, the museum of La Rochelle manages to combine a relatively classic presentation of the collections (many objects exposed, which is for the less desirable in such a Museum) with a modern scientific content. There is as well the rooms devoted to the local natural history (geology, paleontology, natural environments) than other zoological specimens, including, from around the world, the ethnographic collections are vast and very intelligently presented. Note also the cabinet of curiosities of the naturalist Lafaille, dating from the 18th century. One of the most beautiful and the most interesting museums of La Rochelle.
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  • This is not the NH museum of New York or London, that is clear, however, as far as regional museums of this type go, it is excellent. The displays are clearly labelled (in French) and the variety and quality of the displays are excellent. However, the lack of language translations and the absence of a themed sequence might make the museum more suitable for the ardent enthusiast than for the casual passerby.
  • We visited the museum 2 years ago while there was a taxidermy exposition going on. Mind blowing! They managed to put together an amazing collection.The park behind the museum was nice as well.
  • it was great free money should try it out if looking for an intersting place
  • This museum is amazing. I was fascinated by the beautifully stuffed animals and sometimes their almost artistic staging. Their realism was stunning, too, there is a large number. The Museum as a whole was very interesting. I loved the "monstrous" temporary exhibition, which was also fun for children than for adults. The mixture of the imaginary and the real made his charm and gave us the illusion of a curiosity cabinet.
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  • Very nice Museum, an impressive collection! and a fabulous collection of fossils. I have a little less hooked on ethnographic collections, but diversity is interesting. Very well appointed for strollers. I highly recommend it.
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