Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de La Rochelle
Since 1832 the oldest museum in La Rochelle has occupied what was once the Hôtel du Gouvernement. Handed over to the town by Napoleon during his visit here in 1808, it has been renovated to house the unique and intriguing Lafaille collection of shellfish, molluscs, crustaceans, minerals etc. Also of interest are the stuffed giraffe, the large zoology room and the museum's ethnographic collections that take visitors on a veritable journey of discovery.
Address:28 rue Albert-1er, 17000 La Rochelle
Phone:+33 5 46 41 18 25
Price:6 € (-18 years old free of charge) €
Jul-Sep: 10am-7pm, weekends and Bank Hols 2pm-7pm, 1st Sat of the month 2pm-9pm, 1st Sun of the month 10am-7pm; rest of year: 9am-6pm, weekends and Bank Hols 2pm-6pm, 1st Sat of the month 2pm-7pm, 1st Sun of the month 9am-6pm - closed Mon, 1 Jan, 1 May, 14 Jul, 1 and 11 Nov, 25 Dec