The Institut Pasteur buildings houses the museum dedicated to this famous chemist (1822-1895), who invented the vaccine ... More
The Institut Pasteur buildings houses the museum dedicated to this famous chemist (1822-1895), who invented the vaccine against rabies. The visit starts with the great apartments (about ten rooms) where he lived until his death. The tour continues to an impressive room where some 1000 scientific instruments are exhibited evoking his great research work. The tour concludes with the Byzantine style funerary chapel, Louis Pasteur's resting place, which invites visitors to meditate. As a last tribute to the man and his work, there are mosaics illustrating some of his discoveries.
Interesting science history (microbiology, vaccines)
By A Yahoo Contributor, 5/27/05
If you are interested in medicine or microbiology, this is a good place to go when you are tired of other tourists at the typical tourist sites. You can see some of Pasteur's original microscopes and custom-made glass beakers stored in his house. Unique. Maybe not so interesting if you don't realize the significance of the discovery of vaccines. Open very few hours per week, so check in advance. Take passport to satisfy the security guard. Guided tours provided (and required).
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