The Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature is a small, yet charming museum located in the Marais district of Paris. It is rather unknown, but definitely worth the trip!
We admit that the simple word “hunt” would tend to make you want to keep your children away, yet it would be a shame to deprive them of this museum which is actually done for them! It is indeed a mix of nature (stuffed animals, several depictions of animals …) and fantasy (staging conducive to imaginary exhibition of works by contemporary artists cleverly mingled with ancient works …) , making it a delightful cabinet of curiosities. The details of this museum are made with children in mind, one example, is a room with cabinets containing various drawers. Perfect for curious hands as it is highly recommended to open up, and to discover the many treasures they contain! The guards are also extremely caring with children, although they are of course also there to remember the rules. A real kid friendly museum!
Ms. A, her cousin and children’s friend, who accompanied me and brag long the qualities of this children’s museum, took a guided narrated tour about Wolves. Throughout the halls, Maria, the talented storyteller, led our children on the discovery of the wolf, which fascinates, yet scares …
In addition to the storytelling visits the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature also offers discovery tours and visits and workshops in the presence of a speaker and an artist from the age of 7. The storytelling visits are recommended for kids 5 years and up.
Address: 62, rue des Archives – Paris 3e
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11) – Temple (line 3) – Hôtel de Ville (line 1)
Reservations: 01 53 01 92 40 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: 11 am to 18:00 every day except Mondays and holidays
Rates for story visit: € 5 – € 10 visit and discovery – workshop tour € 15
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