The Galerie de l'Homme

A sweeping view of our evolution who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we headed? The much awaited Galerie de l’Homme is the essence of the museum. It covers the largest surface, a total of 2500 m2 spanning two levels and a mezzanine.

  • Portée des bustes - Galerie de l’Homme - Qui sommes-nous ? © MNHN - Jean-Christophe Domenech

    Who are we?

    What is a human being? What makes us different from other species? Our body? Our genes? Our imagination? Our empathy? How do we as humans see...

  • Des animaux des plantes des sociétés - Galerie de l'Homme - D'où venons-nous ? © MNHN - Jean-Christophe Domenech

    Where do we come from?

    Who were the first representatives of the human lineage? How many were there? How did they live? Why did some species die out? Did Neanderthal and...

  • Galerie de l’homme - Où allons-nous ? © MNHN - Jean-Christophe Domenech

    Where are we headed?

    How has today’s globalized world come about? Will we all one day live the same way? Is globalization actually creating new differences? How will 7...