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The Natural History Museum and its Grand Gallery of Evolution

The Natural History Museum and its Grand Gallery of Evolution

Located within the Jardin des Plantes are the buildings that make up the Museum of Natural History; the Gallery of Palaeontology, the Gallery of Comparative Anatomy and, most famously, the Grand Gallery of Evolution. From the Grand Hôtel Saint Michel it takes less than twenty minutes to get there on foot.


The Grand Gallery of Evolution of the Museum of Natural History; an experience for all ages


Among the seven thousand specimens on display in the Grand Gallery of Evolution, the most spectacular is certainly the one which can be seen from the entrance; a gigantic skeleton of a southern right whale. The Gallery’s exhibition space is divided according to geographic zones, allowing visitors to admire the fauna of very different ecosystems such as the polar regions, tropical forests, savannah and coastal areas. These permanent collections are presented in a fascinating and educational way that invites visitors to reflect on the impact that human actions have on the environment. Throughout the year, the Grand Gallery of Evolution also hosts rich and varied temporary exhibitions on the theme of nature.


A charming walk through the fifth arrondissement


The Grand Hôtel Saint Michel and the Grand Gallery of Evolution are both situated in one of the most beautiful districts of Paris. After your visit to the Museum of Natural History, take the opportunity to discover the rest of the Jardin des Plantes or explore some of the picturesque streets of the Latin Quarter. A great way to end your day is by strolling along the legendary Rue Mouffetard to the Pantheon before returning to your hotel via the Boulevard Saint-Michel or stopping to sip a cocktail in one of the many bars on the Boulevard Saint- Germain.



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