Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, La Rochelle

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Muséum 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 Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de La Rochelle by using our La Rochelle online trip maker .
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  • It's really impressive this museum because it is very large and I would say that it lacks a guide even if there are explanatory videos. I think we should alleviate this museum or enlarge because the animal Department is too crowded and outdated. Well, because in the basement, there are temporary exhibitions. The area covered by this museum is too large and it's a shame. It's obvious lack of space. Maybe the split in half and make more than attractive scenes! It is exciting but I struggle to remember the essential and floors, it's painful.
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  • This museum is really very beautiful as well as the exhibition building. We went there twice, our children who want to go back. The price is very low compared to its quality, we recommend to do and to do not predict for a less beautiful day, he deserves better than that. Outside, regardless of the Museum, is also a garden with a park and the games that our children were able to enjoy.
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  • A cornucopia of preserved animal, birds. insects.fish - basically anything that once moved. Of historical interest as many of the exhibits are plainly quite old which adds to the value for me. Arrange...  more »
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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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To discover La Rochelle's rich architectural heritage, book your rooms at a stylish hotel near the city's picturesque old harbor. From there, you can easily explore the city's oldest areas, while remaining within easy walking distance of modern tourist attractions, such as the aquarium and natural history museum. If you're travelling on a limited budget, consider staying farther away from the old harbor, where you can choose from a selection of small inns, private B&Bs, and good-value hostels.
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