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Galerie de Mineralogie Et de Geologie

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Massive quartz crystal

Being here made me so happy, I love crystals and these were magical massive chunks. Learnt lots and... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Maria_Wandering
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South Australia, Australia
Amazing collection

Yes it is true that everything is in French, but many of the names of the exhibits translate... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
reallywrenchit
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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36 rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Being here made me so happy, I love crystals and these were magical massive chunks. Learnt lots and saw so many unusual forms. Small selection but huge on impact.

Thank Maria_Wandering
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Yes it is true that everything is in French, but many of the names of the exhibits translate directly anyway. I was very impressed by the size of the quartz stones, but also the intricate smaller rarer ones, the display of those used as pigments...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

For those who are interested in geology and minerals and semiprecious stones, this place is a ‘must’. But also for everyone else, this gallery is a pleasant, wonderful surprise! The collection is beautiful, the presentation is very nice, and you find yourself gradually coming under...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Erika A
Reviewed 23 July 2017

While it is frustrating to know that most of the collection hides behind closed doors, this gallery is indeed nice to visit, and includes huge crystals and meteorites.

Thank Sylvain C
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Full disclosure: we love rocks and gems. So the prospect of a geologic museum in the middle of the beautiful city was a treat. It's small, but has great displays, some really big pieces, and is next to all the other science museums and the...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

When I finally managed to be here during opening hours, I was delighted, éclatée, wowed by the collection, the displays, and the information available. If you have any interest in minerals, geology, the planet, pigments, sculpture, gems or light, you'll find something of interest here....More

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Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

This venue is part of the Museum of Natural History inside Le Jardin des Plantes. Cost was 6 Euro. It looked like it was under renovation, but the modest sized area that was open to visitors was nice and worth a look. They had a...More

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
...More
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