Natural History Museum of La Rochelle

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  2. 28 Rue Albert 1er, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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It’s no coincidence that La Rochelle should have a first-rate Natural History Museum, as for several hundred years navigators and explorers returned from expeditions with all kinds of strange items These contributed to the Lafaille Cabinet of Curiosities in the 18th century, which is presented almost unchanged at this museum and is the oldest surviving natural history “cabinet” in France.

In the rest of this graceful early-19th-century building the museum has extensive ethnographic displays retrieved from Africa, a zoo-full of taxidermies and some wonderful fossils in the basement.

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