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Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie, Paris

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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 ...  read more »
  • The name of the exhibition 'Treasures of the Earth' is exactly representative of what we'll find. Beautiful minerals, each being highlighted by lights and windows. Small explanatory films allow us to learn more about the training of these minerals and their characteristics.
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  • Exhibition space was small compared to the size of the building which was being renovated. What beautiful displays how stone exhibition was never misses a scientific explanation, but that seemed concerned about. 5 kg of gold is a sight to see. Boutique. A little bit disappointing.
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  • Amazing place to do a fashion show in 😏
  • Magnificent collection whose visit is unfortunately genée too the number of school groups making sometimes inaccessible access to windows.
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  • Beautiful! Choosing its schedules to avoid the world because it is small. One would wish that the Gallery is larger. Very affordable price.
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  • Beautiful well presented collection: it is beautiful and educational. Exposure is not great and it is best to avoid peak hours.
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  • Very nice gallery, I didn't be able to marvel at minerals. A must-see.
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