Musée de Minéralogie

MINES ParisTech - 60 boulevard Saint-Michel - 75006 Paris

6e Arrondissement


This Museum of Mineralogy offers visitors a collection (architecture, furniture, paintings) that has been carefully preserved since the mid-19th century. More than 4,000 samples of minerals, rocks, meteorites and precious and semi-precious stones are on display, a small part of a collection of 100,000 pieces that specialists classify as one of the world's foremost. A descendant of the cabinets of curiosities and private collections of the 18th century, the collection has been enriched over the years by donations and purchases, as well as by the results of prospecting campaigns and inventories of mineral resources in France and throughout the world. As a result of collections spread over nearly 250 years, the collection of the Musée de Minéralogie has considerable heritage, historical and scientific value. The MINES ParisTech Mineralogy Museum is a source of wonder in terms of the beauty and diversity of the mineral world but it is also an opportunity to reflect on the industrial, political, economic, and environmental implications of mineral exploitation. The collections include the Cut Stones of the French Crown Jewels.


La galerie principale donne sur les Serres du jardin du Luxembourg.


  • Géologie
  • Minéraux
  • Petrographie
  • Pierres précieuses
  • Sciences

Epoque des collections

  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Restaurant

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Spanish

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Full price: €6; reduced price: €3 (seniors, students, unemployed)

Guided tour

By appointment.

Free for young people and children

Under 12s.

Closing times

Monday, Sunday

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday: 1.30pm-6pm. Saturday: 10am-12.30am and 2pm-5pm.

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Musée de Minéralogie

MINES ParisTech - 60 boulevard Saint-Michel
75006 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 51 91 39

  • RER - Luxembourg
  • Bus - 21, 27, 38, 82, 84, 89

Museum in the same arrondissement: 6th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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