All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in France

France has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 11 nature and natural history museums that are located in France.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in France? These are the ones:

  1. Jardin des Plantes1

    Jardin des Plantes

    Le Jardin des Plantes is a botanical garden in Paris that also houses a zoo, the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes. The garden is located on the left bank of the Seine, and has been part of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle since 1793. The site covers around 28 hectares and next to the zoo and
  2. Aquarium de la Porte Dorée2

    Aquarium de la Porte Dorée

    Established in the 1930s, the Aquarium de la Porte Dorée is located on the bottom floor of the impressive Palais de la Porte Dorée. Visitors to the aquarium can see various species of fish, reptiles, turtles and discover more about marine life. The living collection includes more than 15,000 animals
  3. Aquarium of Lyon3

    Aquarium of Lyon

    The Aquarium de Lyon is a privately owned aquarium situated in the city of La Mulatière, within the metropolis of Lyon. It was inaugurated in 2002, following two years of construction. The aquarium was established by Maurice Chichportiche, who also owns the Aquarium d'Intra Muros in Saint-Servan/Saint-Malo and is the founder of the Grand aquarium Saint-Malo.
  4. Musée de l'Homme - Palais de Chaillot4

    Musée de l'Homme - Palais de Chaillot

    The Musée de l'Homme is an anthropology museum in Paris that is one of the seven departments of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. The Musée de l'Homme occupies most of the Passy wing of the Palais de Chaillot.
  5. Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes5

    Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes

    The Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes is located in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. It is a zoo that is part of the organization of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. The Ménagerie was opened in 1794, making it the oldest in the world after Tiergarten Schönbrunn, which is located in Vienna. Ma
  6. Online discount!Aquarium de Paris - CineAqua6

    Aquarium de Paris - CineAqua

    Aquarium de Paris - CineAqua is a large tropical aquarium located in the centre of Paris. The aquarium is home to a couple of hundred different types of fish and marine invertebrates, housed in tanks that reproduce the aquatic environment of the Seine, the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, the Me
  7. Parc zoologique de Paris7

    Parc zoologique de Paris

    The Paris Zoo (Parc zoologique de Paris, or Paris Zoological Park) is located in the French capital Paris and is part of the organization of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. Parc Zoologique de Paris was opened in 1934 and reopened in 2014 after an extensive renovation. Today, the zoo is div
  8. Zoo de Lyon8

    Zoo de Lyon

    The Zoo de Lyon (Zoo of the Park of the Golden Head), formerly known as Zoological Garden of Lyon, is a French municipal zoological park in Lyon. The zoo was founded in 1858 by Claude-Marius Vaïsse and is home to a little more than 300 animals representing 66 species.
  9. Théâtre de Poséidon9

    Théâtre de Poséidon

  10. Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy10

    Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy

    The Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy in Paris, in the Jardin des plantes, is part of the French National Museum of Natural History. The collections on display here came mostly from the great expeditions of the traveler-naturalists of the 18th and 19th centuries and from the Ménagerie,
  11. Musee d'Histoire Naturelle11

    Musee d'Histoire Naturelle

    The Muséum d’histoire naturel de Marseille (the Natural History Museum of Marseille), is a natural history museum in Marseille that is housed in the Palais Longchamp. It holds a colleciton of around 83,000 zoological specimens, 200,000 botanical specimens, 81,000 fossils, and 8,000 mineral specimens

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