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Pasteur Museum

25-28, rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France (Montparnasse)
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Ranked #363 of 788 Attractions in Paris
Type: History Museums, Tours
Owner description: Guided tours are offered of the home of Louis Pasteur, the scientist who discovered pasteurization, the technique by which bacteria are destroyed in... more » Owner description: Guided tours are offered of the home of Louis Pasteur, the scientist who discovered pasteurization, the technique by which bacteria are destroyed in certain types of foods. « less
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Pasteur was such an interesting and accomplished man.. unfortunately, he is really let down by the "tour" at this museum. In order to view the museum, you must go on a 'guided tour'. However, the tour consists of a lady taking you into a small room with glass cases filled with artifacts, where she makes you stay there for half... More

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Wuppertal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

A very interesting museum with beautiful rooms! The guided tour (which is obligatory) is a bit poor. I had the impression that the guide did not really like his job. Nevertheless I recommend this museum to everyone who is interested in science or who likes watching beautiful old buildings and its furniture. Especially the crypt which you get to see... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

If you are into medicine or just want to avoid the tourists while increasing your IQ, you won't want to miss this important historical museum. Admission is only 3EURO. Over 1000 items used by the famous researcher are on display. Also on the grounds is the crypt and alter of Pasteur surrounded in a lavish marble and gold décor. Open... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

As a student who just finished a Degree in Microbiology and Immunology this was a must see while in Paris! It was amazing see his lab, his microscopes, an old school autoclave and even the ACTUAL swan neck flasks from his legendary experiments which proved Germ Theory! as well as examples of experiments from his Rabies work. I was the... More

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

a special and exciting museum! very well organized, and includes the laboratory of Dr. Pasteur personal quarters and his wife, and the visit to receive a document with the history (brief) of his life as a scientist, available in many languages, including Portuguese. The crypt is beautiful, a work of art, and worthy of hosting this wonderful man who devoted... More

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Palmares, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

If you are into microbiology and chemistry and know about the legacy Monsieur Pasteur, you can spend hours, maybe days watching the displays. Every piece, every test tube, everything is so exciting and you can learn lots by just staying there a couple of hours. I still don't know why they don't allow people to take pictures without flash. People... More

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Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Although Pasteur as a scientist was great and his discoveries/accomplishments were outstanding and helped to change the world. We did not enjoy the museum tour. We were told you had to take one of the scheduled tours so we bought tickets. There was no tour or guide, an employee led us to a room with about 11 display cases, gave... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Seeing the lab equipment that Pasteur used and his lab notes were just a thrill! I couldn't believe that I was standing right next to his famous swan-necked flasks, which are still sterile! The actual rabbit spinal cord infected with rabies, which was used in rabies vaccination development, is also on display and represented in a painting of Pasteur. His... More

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North Tustin, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We were close bu and thought "why not". We were all blown away by the information and reminder of the greatness of Pasteur and the Institute. The crypt was worth the trip but the background of the discoveries and research and the information was great too. They have written self guides throught the resudence and crypt. Takes about an hour... More

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Albany, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Who would have ever thought that a scientist would have the best crypt in town?! We have never seen such a beautiful site - and when we raved about it to friends most of the Parisians had never even heard about the site. Pasteur's rooms are a wonder and I was in love with his lab! But the crypt is... More

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