I live just round the corner from the Jardin des Plantes in Paris and because of this I never really go.
Its always the way, isn’t it? You live so close and yet never ever go because it just feels too close? Yeah, so that’s what I have with the Paris Natural History Museum.
The museum and other museums in the Jardin are all free to those under 26 with a European ID card (soz USA et al) and so are a must see for any young traveller lost for a budget day out in Paris.
This particular trip took me, quite by accident, to the bones museum and palaeontology department.
Literally the coolest hour of my life. Literally.
As you walk in you are immediately hit by the coolest wall of bones ever. I swear literally every single animal ever is in that room, as well as their brains, organs, fur, etc etc. Properly the coolest thing. The first impression upon entering is the best. I swear it just hits you like BAM!
The building itself is also gorgeous. Tucked away in the corner of the Jardin, just back from Gare d’Austerlitz, it is old and a little decrepit. Clearly not as loved as the other sparkling buildings but definitely way more exciting.
There is no better place for bones and fossils than a fossil of a building!