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Paris Sights

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

  • 62 rue des Archives Map It
  • Marais

Updated 02/19/2014

Fodor's Review

Mark this down as one of Paris's most bizarre—and fascinating—collections. The museum, housed in the gorgeous 17th-century Hôtel de Guénégaud, features lavishly appointed rooms stocked with animal- and hunt-theme art by the likes of Rubens and Gentileschi, plus antique weaponry and taxidermy animals. In a tribute to Art Nouveau, the décor includes chandeliers curled like antlers and matching railings. Older kids will appreciate the jaw-dropping Trophy Room with an impressive menagerie of beasts, not to mention the huge polar bear stationed outside. There is a lovely multimedia exhibit on the myth of the unicorn; as well as an interactive display of bird calls. Temporary exhibits and silent auctions take place on the first floor.

Sight Information

Address:

62 rue des Archives, Paris, 75003, France

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Phone:

/01–53–01–92–40

Sight Details:

  • €8
  • Tues.–Sun. 11–6 (Wed. until 9:30); closed Mon.

Updated 02/19/2014

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