Artsy – One might think that a museum devoted to hunting and nature housed in an 18th-century aristocratic residence on Paris’s Right Bank would be stuffy and rather ethically contentious. In the case of the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, however, you’d be wrong. Yes, it’s filled with a requisite, perhaps even excessive, amount of taxidermy—including a sleeping fox perched on an ornately upholstered chair and a giant animatronic bear that periodically emits a motion-activated roar—and enough ornate crossbows and polished guns to arm a small, posh militia. But the museum takes as its mission the promulgation of respectful hunting practices and ecological preservation. – read more 

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