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Museum of Paleontology

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© Museum of Paleontology - mairie Menat
  • © Museum of Paleontology - OT Combrailles
  • © Museum of Paleontology - OT Combrailles

From the evolution of species to man and, to the present day. Menat is a unique site in Europe with its 56 million year old fossiliferous shales. Its museum houses many fossils of plants, animals, fish and the famous choristodere of Menat.


Internationally renowned, this paleontological site is of exceptional scientific and educational interest because it is the oldest Tertiary site in France and the second oldest in Europe. The paleontology museum houses many discoveries from the Menat site. From the exhibited specimens, it is possible to go back in time and understand that climate change is not a new phenomenon. Pieces are of particular interest and some are even on display at the Paris Museum of Natural History, others are the subject of scientific studies.


Free of charge.

Période d'ouverture

From 14/06 to 29/09/2024.
Closed on Tuesday.

Langues parlées

  • French

Tourisme adapté

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair



Animaux acceptés : Oui

Museum of Paleontology
  • Municipal museum
Place de la Mairie 63560 Menat