Wednesday 29 March 2017

Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

On a grey Saturday afternoon, Jason and I decided to head into town to explore a museum or two! With le Musée des Beaux Arts and le Musée Dobrée both closed for having some renovation work done on their site, I thought it would be nice to visit the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Nantes.

One section was closed unfortunately but we enjoyed going around the rest of the museum. First, what a beautiful building! And secondly, you can touch most of the stones and rare gems on the ground floor! Paradise for kids (and big kids). Although it felt a bit weird being surrounded by basically, well, stuffed animals on the first floor, I did think it was all very well presented and super interesting for families. And actually, most people we saw there were families with very noisy kids.

You can stay a solid 2 hours if you're really taking the time to read all the research behind each exhibit. Here are some photos!

I recognised a few fascinating creatures from the Devonian time thanks to the fact that I've watched Ponyo many many times (if you haven't seen this animation by Miyazaki, you're not my friend anymore) and have you seen the colours on this bird!!

After that, we went around the town centre to find somewhere for a nice coffee (and beer for Jason) break and we even had a cheeky brioche before taking the tram to get back home. Overall, a lovely afternoon :)

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