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Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle

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Very impressive

If taxidermy freaks you out, this is not the place for you. The collection of stuffed animals... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
JPH1984
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Fantastic Museum

We had planned to go for merely an hour before heading for lunch - but the museum, was so good that... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2017
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

This was interesting to visit for a few hours and value for money at 6 euros. If your understanding of the French language is not great , would recommend a translation guide book to fully appreciate the museum contents. There are no audio translation guides/...More

1  Thank Victoria O
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum having got a combined ticket with the Towers at the Old Port. We went without our teenagers having failed to convince then that a natural history museum was worth their time! The collection is in really good condition, I was particularly...More

1  Thank claire0nthem0ve
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

If taxidermy freaks you out, this is not the place for you. The collection of stuffed animals - from butterflies to bison and everything in between - is a sight to behold. The stuffed giraffe on the staircase is a personal favourite. The collection is...More

2  Thank JPH1984
Reviewed December 11, 2017

We had planned to go for merely an hour before heading for lunch - but the museum, was so good that the children didn't want to leave. Instead we missed lunch and stayed an extra hour. Packed full of articles, not a huge amount for...More

1  Thank Woodabell
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Not too easy to find, but worth it. It has an amazing collection of thousands of stuffed birds and some animals as well, from all over the world. Everything is displayed in a lovely chateau, with a very pretty botanical garden behind. What is so...More

1  Thank What
Reviewed September 23, 2017

A cornucopia of preserved animal, birds. insects.fish - basically anything that once moved. Of historical interest as many of the exhibits are plainly quite old which adds to the value for me. Arranged over 3 floors + a cellar of what was once a magnificent...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to the Natural History Museum. ... a lot of exhibits .... and even at our age we learned something! ! well worth a visit - and good value for money at €6 to enter

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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

A lot larger inside than you think and absolutely stuffed with stuffed creatures and interesting historical artifacts. Both adults and children really enjoyed it here!

1  Thank Camper341537
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

A fascinating museum of outstanding exhibits. Well presented and labels in French. Excellent value for money if your French is good, or you already have a good knowledge of all things natural! Interesting exhibits including a giant sunfish, in French a poisson lune!

Thank Akumuk
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

I visited the la Rochelle natural history museum late in the day, thinking I would zip round in an hour, how wrong I was! I only wish I had gone earlier! Luckily the lovely lady on the front desk have me a free pass the...More

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