The Musée-Parc des Dinosaures (Dinosaur Museum-Park) in Mèze, France

Just a few kilometres inland from the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France, and not too far from Montpellier, is an extraordinary theme park. Driving along the D613 from Mèze towards Pezenas, a life size model of a Spinosaurus comes into view perched high on an embankment. Apart from some other very small signs, this is the main indication that the park is nearby.

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Fig. 1. Spinosaurus seen from the road from Meze.

The Musée-Parc des Dinosaures (Dinosaur Museum and Park near the town of Mèze in the department of Hérault and is the largest site museum in Europe to feature dinosaur eggs and bones. Children can embark upon an amazing scientific adventure with the help of simple words displayed on large explanatory notice boards that are both fun and educational. All along the pathway that winds through the shady pine trees, children and adults can go back in time as they follow the trail punctuated with skeletons and life-size reconstructions.

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Fig. 2. Entrance to the park with children’s area.
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Fig. 3. Carnivore skull display.

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Fig. 4. Triceratops skeletal reconstruction.


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