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Musée-Site Buffon, à Montbard
Off in the tracks of Buffon,
and discover the place that inspired Natural History...

A prestigious site that has withstood time well and where nature appears to be on a human scale.

Made up of the Orangerie, the Park and the Buffon House. Buffon Museum & Site can be viewed according to the fancies of everyone, both young and old!

See history
Main collections

See gallery
  Natural history Fine arts

Man, art and the scientific mind.
The museum where nature is a human dimension. That is the idea behind the collection of the Buffon museum-site.

Further information
Knowledge base
To discover the national collections, you can access the databases of the Ministry of Culture :

Joconde database
Practical information
rue du Parc Buffon

tel. : 03 80 92 50 42
fax : 03 80 89 11 99

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Boutique-bookshop open all year round, at the Orangerie - Buffon Museum

The Orangerie:
From March to October:
Open every day from 10am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 6pm
Closed Tuesdays
From October to February: open Monday to Friday 2pm to 5pm
and weekends from 10am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 5pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Sites of the Buffon Park:
Only from March to October:
Free guided tours at 10.30am, 2.15pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm.
Except Mondays and Tuesdays

Entrance fees
Entrance free

Also at the museum

Sèvres porcelain decorated with birds from the Natural History.
Bookshop - shop (post cards, writing paper, reproductions of plates from the Natural History, works by Buffon on gardens and other...)
Shop also at the Buffon Park.