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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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  • The camera really can't replace our own eyes. He must see them for real. Some stones have colors that are available following a point of view, it is very beautiful to see, it makes you want to go back. The exhibition has the size it takes to enjoy the guided tour.
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  • The natural history Museum has a collection of more mineralogy of 130 000 specimens. It is also the finest collection in the world of giant crystals kept in a museum. Great presentation and many explanations. Mediators are present to explain the origin of the minerals to children. Worth the trip with your family.
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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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  • 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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