Anyone with an interest in science-history museums should seriously consider an urban safari around Deyrolle – Paris’ taxidermy shop and museum that was founded in 1831. For centuries, artists, creatives and designers have stopped by for inspiration from the natural world, while beasts large and small have often been loaned out of the stuffed “zoo” on good behavior. An Alexander McQueen Paris fashion show was one such outing. From butterflies to birds, bears to zebras, this Rive Gauche museum is an adventure for grown-ups and children alike.
The Left Bank’s 7th arrondissement lies just below the river Seine and is one of the most prestigious districts of Paris owing to its wealth of government buildings and residing dignitaries. It is also home to the city’s premier visitor attraction the Eiffel Tower.
Deyrolle Taxidermy Museum | 46 Rue du Bac, 75007 | +33 1 42 22 30 07