Photos of Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie in Paris
The Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology Museum in Paris has many different displays including prestigious meteorites, through to large crystals from different continents, but as you will see from some of these photos we took, they also have a free open air display within the rose garden section of Jardin des Plantes.
View of entrance for the Galerie de Geologie museum inside Jardin des Plantes
Here you can see the entrance to the Galerie de Geologie, which is the Geology Museum, and if you look carefully at the image you will see the words Botanique Geologie on the portico above the columns, and the collection was originally started in 1625 when the first minerals were brought back to the Royal Botanical Garden, and a gallery was first opened to the public back in 1745.
Photograph of black quartz crystals outside the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie museum
In this photo you can see a large group of black quartz crystals along with another mineral rock below, which are located outside the entrance to the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie, that now has over 750,000 specimens in its collection, including some very rare and unique items, making this a world renowned museum.
Picture showing the information plaque for the black quartz crystals
Now this is a photograph we took of a plaque, and as you may be able to tell, it relates to the image above of the black quartz crystal, and provides more information such as its weight of 4050kg and where it came from, which in this case was Brazil, and you may be pleased to know that all of the specimens have plaques so you can find out more about what each one is, although we would like to point out that they are in French.
35 Million year old sandstone on display by Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie
We took this photo showing another rock outside the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie museum, and this is actually dated at over 35 million years old, and according to the plaque it is a sandstone rock that was once part of a quartz sand coast prior to landfill.
View of the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie facade around the entrance
This photo shows part of the main facade of the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie, which is a part of the Natural History Museum located in the Jardin des Plantes, and this building was purposely constructed as a museum back in 1833, which is now also classified as an historical monument in Paris.
Talc mineral and Phonolite rocks on display outside the Mineralogie et de Geologie museum
Again, this is another photo showing some unique items that belong to the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie, and as you can no doubt tell from this image, there are also plaques providing details of what these are, and incredibly the white stone is actually a word we would recognise, which is Talc, whereas the one behind is a Phonolite rock dating back over 7 million years.
Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie display inside the Jardin des Plantes
The Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie is a part of the Museum National de l'Histoire Naturelle, or MNHN for short, and this is another photo we took showing two different types of rock mineral specimens that can be found within the garden even before entering the museum.
Mineral rocks on display within the rose garden inside the Jardin des Plantes
This is a photo we took showing the geological diversity that can be found within different rocks located in France, and we took this picture while within the Roserie of the Jardin des Plantes next to the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie museum, which is what these rocks belong to.
Display of Marble from Boulogne region at the Mineralogy and Geology Museum
In this high definition photo you can see another rock belonging to the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie, which has an inscription on it stating Marbres du Boulonnais, and this translates to Marbles of Boulogne, which is an area in northern France where stone has been an industry dating back to Roman times, and the marble industry flourished from the Napoleonic era.
Photograph of the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie building alongside the rose garden
In this photo you can see a part of the Galery of Mieralogy and Geology Museum that runs alongside the Rosery, known as Roserie in French, and these are located within the historical Jardin des Plantes botanical gardens in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris not far from the banks of the River Seine.
Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie courtyard entrance next to Allee Hauy
While standing in the main courtyard of the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie, we took this photo showing an entrance with its portico and columns, and this mineralogy and geology museum hold exhibits including giant crystals, which is one of the most prestigious in the world, through to meteorites, mineral rocks and gem stones, plus much more for everyone to enjoy.
Close up photograph of Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie entrance
Here you can see a close up photo we took showing one of the two entrances on the main facade of the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie, which was designed specifically as a museum in a neoclassical style, and has it has two impressive columned porticos, like the one you can see in this image.
Visiting Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie
Photos of Jardin des Plantes
Address and Contact Details
Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie
Jardin des Plantes
36 Rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 79 56 01 or +33 (0) 1 40 79 54 79
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