Bordeaux Natural History Museum

Bordeaux is a port city that is in the southwest of France and in which you can find many places of interest, being especially worth all the cultural offer that it has thanks to its many museums and attractions for culture lovers. A city that you can visit at any time of the year since it is not characterized by being better in winter or summer, any time is perfect to take a walk through its streets.

One of the best places to visit in Bordeaux is the Natural History Museum , one of the oldest of its kind in the country since it was inaugurated in 1811. It is in a spectacular private mansion next to Le Jardin Public , so you can spend the whole day in both places and enjoy the best of the city. In this museum there is a large collection of animals that come from all over the world.

Among the species it houses there are many that are in danger of extinction and that belong to the families of mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, crustaceans, insects or mollusks. A large part of the museum is dedicated to the local fauna to learn about the most outstanding species in the area, and there is also another one dedicated to paleontology that has an impressive collection of fossils of various types.

This Museum is also a center in which many researchers carry out studies, and there is a shop where you can get copies of several of the publications that the museum has published in its history on various topics and not only on Natural History.

The Bordeaux Museum of Natural History is , along with those of London and Wahsington, the most important in its field thanks to the fact that it preserves, restores, manages and exhibits all kinds of document collections and not only animal species. Among its collections of objects there are many from paleontology, mineralogy, geology, prehistory, ethnobiology, chemistry or anthropology. In total it is estimated that there are more than 60 million copies.