This is a small town Museum, but features a heavy lifter in the world knowledge and endeavour category,born to this town. Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac has a law of Chemistry named after him for discoveries made in the behaviour of gasses. He discovered that mixing oxygen and hydrogen resulted in H2o - water.
His named law for instance, is applied to alcoholic volume - a law we are all most grateful for, knowing how much alcohol tipped down one's throat at any given time, should be a helpful guide... He also successfully mapped the earth's atmospheric gasses, using that very new invention at the time - the Ascension Balloon.
This Museum is solely dedicated to him,with a passing nod to others who had previously made important inroads in such work, or were actively collaborating with Guy-Lussac. It is situated in a lovely building - as are most buildings in Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, peaceful,manned by volunteers who are most helpful, and admission is free. English speaking volunteers may be a problem, but going the extra mile to ensure understanding is a given. There is a lot of memorabilia to sift through, but it is a comprehensive snapshot into the life and times of one of the world's greatest and gifted Chemists.
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