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A surprising exhibition: Van Cleef at the National Museum of Natural History

Categories : Exhibitions and Museums, published on : 10/15/20

Why not take advantage of your stay at the Chess Hotel to discover an original exhibition that brings together science and creativity while also providing illuminating insights into history and ethnography? The Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle is currently presenting a fascinating event in collaboration with the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels called Pierres Précieuses (Precious Stones).


Van Cleef at the Muséum National: mineralogy, gemology and the art of jewellery

The original approach of this extraordinary exhibition is to place precious stones in a global and multifaceted context, from their birth in the depths of the earth to their transformations under heat and pressure and their use as symbols of power, instruments of seduction and objects of scientific study. Creativity is honoured, both that of Nature and that of man, through the wonders of the jewellery fashioned by Van Cleef & Arpels.


Enjoy the exhibition and more

The exhibition entitled Precious Stones brings together no fewer than 500 mineral specimens and some 200 gems and jewellery creations. The very current scenography makes it easy to take ownership of the route and explore with ease the aspects of this enthralling subject that interest you the most. In addition, the entire exhibition period will feature numerous workshops, thematic guided tours, screenings, and other events. Don’t worry, though; you’ll have plenty of time to plan your visit as Precious Stones is scheduled to continue until June 14th, 2021. Finally, don't forget that this renowned museum boasts numerous magnificent collections, including those of the Grand Gallery of Evolution, the zoo, botanical gardens and much more. Your Chess Hotel team will be happy to help you organise your visit.

This fascinating exhibition at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in collaboration with the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels is only about fifteen minutes by Metro from your Chess Hotel. Or you can take the opportunity to stroll through the district and visit the Great Mosque of Paris and the ancient Gallo-Roman remains of the Arènes de Lutèce.



More information :

- Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

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