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Museum of Paleontology

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  • Musée de la Paléontologie
  • Musée de la Paléontologie
  • musée de paléontologie, salle des fresques
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From the evolution of species to man and, to the present day. Menat is a unique site in Europe with its 56 million year old fossiliferous shales. Its museum houses many fossils of plants, animals, fish and the famous choristodere of Menat.
Internationally renowned, this paleontological site is of exceptional scientific and educational interest because it is the oldest Tertiary site in France and the second oldest in Europe. The paleontology museum houses many discoveries from the Menat site. From the exhibited specimens, it is possible to go back in time and understand that climate change is not a new phenomenon. Pieces are of particular interest and some are even on display at the Paris Museum of Natural History, others are the subject of scientific studies.
Opening day(s)

From Thursday 15 June to Saturday 30 September 2023

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Services :
    • 25 people max per group
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • themes :
    • History
    • Prehistoric
Equipment & Services
  • Parking :
    • Coach parking
  • Services :
    • Services
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition


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Museum of Paleontology
Place de la Mairie
Phone : +33 4 73 85 50 29
Phone : +33 4 73 85 54 62
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French