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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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  • Very nice collection of minerals. Large size and good quality. Fascinating for the big and the small. 6 euros full fare and € 4 - 26. Not too busy, so wonderful.
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  • For fans of minerals of course. A museum has done absolutely. Minerals are enormous in every sense of the term. You learn a lot of things.
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  • Located in the Jardin des Plantes, this museum is not big but it is rich. You're more educated if you take the time to read everything, to press various buttons and watch a few movies. We liked the section on meteors and one that shows some pigments used in painting.
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  • Amazing place to do a fashion show in 😏
  • Beautiful... Minerals are well highlighted. Educational and fun.
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  • Amazing beauty. Stunning collection. Boldly put three hours to view. And it is very difficult to keep from photographing each mineral.
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  • Very nice gallery since it has been redone. Carefully read the directions and watch the videos (well done) If you want to navigate the history of minerals.
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  • We had a magical time, with my 4 year old daughter who discovered that the Earth was not as Brown. Go for the large and small take full eyes! It's MAGIC!
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