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Museum of Pasteur Institute, Lille

The life and work of Louis Pasteur,
Albert Calmette and Camille Guerin

Domaine(s) : Chemistry

Region : Nord-Pas-De-Calais

Portrait de Louis Pasteur realise par Edelfelt vers 1885.


The Museum of the Pasteur Institute of Lille has the exceptional interest of welcoming visitors into the world of:
- Louis Pasteur
- Albert Calmette
- Camille Guerin,
presenting prints and many items that lead to admiration and respect of geniuses who have used them. We discover the working & research conditions suggesting what these three famous persons have developed and how they became involved in the life of the city of Lille.


Open on Wednesdays from 9h30 to 12h and 14h to 16h30.
By appointment the other days. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


The main work of the three geniuses are presented in the place where the research took place on BCG.

Thus, about the work of Louis Pasteur, are presented:
- The famous vaccine against rabies
- The famous research on diseases of silkworms.

The work of Albert Calmette, with among others:
- His research against the plague
- The amazing discovery of BCG.

The work of Camille Guerin about:
- His research on tuberculosis and BCG discovery
- His work on smallpox vaccine.

Taken together, these geniuses have profoundly changed the life of humanity giving defenses that allowed us accessing to a quality of life than ever before.


24 Boulevard Louis XIV, 59000 Lille

Subway: Lille Grand Palais (Line 2)

N 50°37'59'' E 03°04'00''

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