The largest Museum-Park in Europe devoted to dinosaurs near Montpellier

The largest Museum-Park in Europe devoted to dinosaurs (fr. Mèze Musée des Dinosaures) in the middle of an outstanding paleontological site, near Montpellier in the Hérault department in the Occitania region in southern France.

An extraordinary voyage in time. The remains of an extremely large dinosaur of the Iguanodon family have been discovered here.

In 1997, to preserve this exceptional site, Alain Cabot and his team set up an open-air museum on the paleontological site of Mèze. Six hectares of pine forest and scrubland have been developed and become a discovery ground for visitors delighted to admire this extraordinary dinosaur site. The open-air museum, located in the heart of one of the largest paleontological deposits in Europe, traces the history and knowledge of dinosaurs, from their origin to their extinction, from their discovery to the most recent scientific works. An exceptional scientific adventure that children go through with simple words and by reading large explanatory, fun and educational panels. All along a path through the shaded pine forest, children and adults alike travel back in time, following the route marked out by skeletons and life-size reconstructions.

Address: Route de Pézenas, 34140 Mèze, France

Working hours:

Saturday 10AM–7:30PM
Sunday 10AM–7:30PM
Monday 10AM–7:30PM
Tuesday 10AM–7:30PM
Wednesday 10AM–7:30PM
Thursday 10AM–7:30PM
Friday 10AM–7:30PM


Adult 13.00 €
Child from 5 to 11 years 11.00 €
Child from 3 to 4 years old € 7.50
Adult group: at least 10 people 12.00 €
School group with school € 7.80

Compare with:

Museum of dinosaurs (Dinosfera) in Coll de Nargó, Catalonia

Espéraza Dinosaur Museum – the first Dinosaur Museum in France

How to get to?

From Paris: 7 hr 35 min (732 km) via A71 and A75

From Toulouse: 2 hr 6 min (203 km) via A61

From Andorra: 3 hr 51 min (329 km) via A61

From Barcelona: 3 hr 19 min (303 km) via AP-7 and A9

From Madrid: 9 hr 15 min (909 km) via A-2

From Monaco: 4 hr 11 min (405 km) via A8

From Moscow: 36 hr (3,330 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 17 hr 24 min (1,709 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 28 hr (2,658 km) via E70

From Bern: 6 hr 36 min (663 km) via A1

See here Pyrenees travel guide

See here France travel guide

See here Spain travel guide

Read more: Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch ...