Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology, 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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  • September 24, 2017
    The ticket seems expensive compared to the size of the gallery. Very disappointing that there isn’t any English translation. Even the multimedia is in French only.  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    Galerie de Mineralogie is situated in beautiful building in the Jardin des Plantes, is a space for the exhibition of the mineral world. Beautiful minerals of different shapes and colours that tell the story of the Earth. At the entrance of the Museum has a beautiful black quartz 4050 Kg of Purcellville Bahia-Brazil.
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  • August 8, 2017
    of jewels was discovered in paris: this small museum which the tour takes 1 h 30 presents you a collection that marks has never. How mother nature can it display as bold in the forms and colors of that l called until then mineral without knowing fantasies. spectacular short! enough bluffing so that even teenagers are seized by the show. and more price entered defiant all competition. an UNFORGETTABLE visit a counselor has all
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  • June 22, 2017
    €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.
  • February 18, 2017
    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 !
  • March 15, 2017
    A Must for the Mineral and beautifull stone lovers... World's largest Geant Crystals collection.
  • June 18, 2015
    Amazing place to do a fashion show in 😏
  • July 21, 2016
    Simply awesome

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