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Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle

Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 1 week ago
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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 11 December 2017
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28 rue Albert 1er, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 18 25
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank JPH1984
Reviewed 11 December 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

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Reviewed 20 October 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

Thank What
Reviewed 23 September 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

Thank David C
Reviewed 7 September 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 26 August 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!

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Reviewed 25 August 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 19 July 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

Thank samray7
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We went for the special exhibition on monstrous forms from nature, which was small but fascinating and with lots for children to explore and play with. We were equally taken with the permanent exhibition which crams the excitement of the natural world into a few...More

Thank stella317
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were a bit disappointed when we visited as they were short staffed and half the building was closed off. What we saw was an exhibition of stuffed animals which did little to educate or enlighten. To be honest I'd rather see a video of...More

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