The Museum

The Mineralogy Museum has been located in the former Hôtel de Vendôme since 1815 and is open to the public.

All students have access to it and can make use of the geological information for free. It constitutes a unique tool not only for students but for all geological service specialists, miners and prospectors.

It ranks as the top collection in the world and serves as a constant reference for systematic mineralogy. Its specific activities are centred on its collections and stands as a milestone in mineralogical history.

The Mineralogy Museum hosts exhibitions on the premises of the Hôtel de Vendôme, as well as at provincial and foreign locations (eg. Athens, Alexandria and Casablanca, etc.).

It also welcomes school parties, amateurs and foreign museum curators and organizes meetings and workshops on themes chosen at the request of associations such as Les Amis du Louvre or the Association for the Advancement of Science, etc.


Opening Hours

Tuesday-Friday : 13h30 - 18h
Saturday : 10h - 12h30 and 14h - 17h
Museum is closed on holidays.
Full price for adults: 6 €,
Half-price for child and unemployed: 3€.