Galeries d'Anatomie Comparee et de Paleontologie, Paris

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The Galerie de paléontologie et d’anatomie comparée is a part of the French Muséum national d'histoire naturelle . It is situated in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris near the Gare d'Austerlitz.The Gallery was inaugurated in 1898 as part of l' Expositions universelles de Paris of 1900 and was the creation of professors Albert Gaudry and Georges Pouchet who wished to preserve and present to the public collections of great historic and scientific importance. The collections derive from the great expeditions of the traveller-naturalists of the 18th and 19th centuries as well as from the ménagerie' of the Jardin des Plantes.The Gallery of Paleontology presents a famous collection of fossil vertebrates and of invertebrates.The Gallery of Comparative Anatomy, holds nearly a thousand skeletons and interprets their organization and classification. The remarkable Gallery building, designed by the architect Ferdinand Dutert consists of two floors and its surface area is approximately. The largest gallery, made of stone and metal, is almost long, the facades are decorated with sculptures inspired by naturalists and large windows afford abundant natural light.
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  • This museum is one I have to visit when in Paris. This time I brought my partner with me, and even though I now have visited 6 times, the museum still fascinates me. It's an old fashion museum which s...  more »
  • Visit made as a family with my 6-year-old grandson. , he loved all the impressive skeletons Very beautiful building with beautiful architecture. For the rest it is a nugget but we must absolutely review the museography that dates from the beginning of the 20th century There is a huge potential but we must review the whole so that it is more attractive and we can keep unforgettable memories
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  • Quite dense collection of a palaeontological material, in life size forms that are are quite stunning to see. The gallery is worth a visit, and one needs to spend at least half a day to appreciate the collection. This requires a lot of reading as well as reflection as to how ancient forms of life evolved to modern ones or got extinct. I had a enjoyable time but had to visit the gardens and nearby galleries as well.
  • Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy is it very interesting to see for young and adults.  It is very fascinating. They have a lot of reconstructed animal skeletons. The museum is divided into two separate galleries, the Gallery of Paleontology and the Gallery of Comparative Anatomy. Some of skeletons were absolutely huge, to the small ones and fossils. I recommend.
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