Galerie d’Anatomie

In the heart of Paris lies the most unlikely of sights…

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After exploring every inch of the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution we wandered out into glorious sunlight – a welcome change from the rain clouds that had hung over us when we entered! Wandering down the tree-lined paths of the Jardin de Plantes we marveled at the beauty of Paris in the spring.

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Tucked away at the end of the garden is a quiet brick building with a very long name – the Galeries d’anatomie compare et de paleontologie…or, as I like to call it, the bone parade. Thousands of bones fused together to form hundreds of creatures from around the world create a truly breath-taking sight.

It’s hard to actually put into words what seeing this feels like so you’ll have to forgive me for sharing more photos than insights today.

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From the smallest creatures to the largest mammals every skeleton imaginable is on display.

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Even humans make an appearance side by side with our closest skeletal relatives – the apes.

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The first floor is awe-inspiring enough but make sure you climb the stairs…because that’s where you’ll find the dinosaurs!

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A truly spectacular sight that demonstrates that though thousands of years have passed not a lot has changed when it comes to the bare bones of earth’s creatures great and small. Incredible!

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More #PostsFromParis coming soon!

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