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Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie, Paris

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The Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie is a part of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris. It is found in the Jardin des Plantes. The gallery displays a collection of crystals gemstones and minerals “parmi les plus anciennes et les plus prestigieuses du monde”.

The collection began in 1625, when minerals with medicinal properties were deposited in \"le droguier du jardin royal des plantes médicinales\"\". Thereafter, the collection was enriched on the orders of Louis XIV and it has been on public display since 1745. There are approximately 600 000 specimens.
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  • If you've been to Paris before, and have seen all the must-sees, or if you are not interested in arts, or want to avoid long queues, I recommend a visit to the jardin des plantes for this and another ...  more »
  • When I finally managed to be here during opening hours, I was delighted, éclatée, wowed by the collection, the displays, and the information available. If you have any interest in minerals, geology, t...  more »
  • This venue is part of the Museum of Natural History inside Le Jardin des Plantes. Cost was 6 Euro. It looked like it was under renovation, but the modest sized area that was open to visitors was nice ...  more »
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  • €6 euro to see a tiny room of large crystals, half of which you can observe from the doorway. It's a crime that the museums around this garden have no combined ticket. To see all of them, you need to shell out about €30, paying separately at each. The greenhouse and mineral display are small and unimpressive, and they offer ZERO ENGLISH EXPLANATION. The only one worth the price of admission is the comparative anatomy gallery. Just go there; it's amazing.
  • Small... but if you let yourself appreciate the wonders of stones, you won't be disapointed. 1h max, 2h if you like to slack and read it all !
  • A Must for the Mineral and beautifull stone lovers... World's largest Geant Crystals collection.
  • Simply awesome
  • Amazing place to do a fashion show in 😏