Musée de Minéralogie

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If mineralogy seems like an obscure science to you, it’s well worth unravelling some of its mysteries at this surprising museum. Founded in 1783, the museum exhibits tens of thousands of minerals from around the world: thorianite from Madagascar, brazilianite from Brazil or even Francevillite from Gabon. Rocks, minerals, gemstones and other meteorites are classed according to their magmatic, scientific or chemical origin. This museum comes complete with a creaking parquet floor and a main hall with a charming view over the verdant Jardin du Luxembourg.

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Venue name: Musée de Minéralogie
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Address: 60 boulevard Saint-Michel
6e
Paris

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 1.30pm-6pm; Sat 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-5pm
Transport: RER : Luxembourg ; Bus : 38 ou 82
Price: €6
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