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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  • The place is sublime, vast and filled from everywhere by skeletons on several floors. The explanations are clear and informative, and you can help yourself with the free app to get more details. To do... several times!
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  • From the first moment of access to the gallery on the ground floor (that of comparative anatomy) we enter into a timeless space, where from the showcases to the walls, as well as the skeletons of the great animals (from birds, mammals, cetaceans) reconstructed on Surface of the hall bring us back to the primary condition of our being in the world, a tile among the thousands that make up the mosaic of life, from Hominidae, to primates, to mammals, to animals... Like the human who stands out with his arm raised in the air, which would be meaningless if there were no other living behind him. It is strongly advisable to avoid going when it is very busy (in general at weekends) to appreciate with tranquility the visit...
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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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