Louis Pasteur’s house, situated at Arbois in the department Jura in eastern France, was given to the Académie des Sciences in 1992 by the Society of Friends of Pasteur which itself had come into possession of the house by donation from the great scientist’s descendants in 1935.
Although born in Dole, Louis Pasteur adopted Arbois as his home town. He had spent much of his childhood, between 1830 and 1839, in the original house on the banks of a small river, the Cuisance. Throughout his life he returned regularly during his holidays. After the death of his father in 1865, he bought the family tannery and set about gradually converting what was an old rustic house into a stylish comfortable home where he loved to stay in the company of his family.
Maison Louis Pasteur
83, rue de Courcelles
Tel. : +33 (0)3 84 66 11 72
Fax + 33 (0)3 84 66 12 85
Source : Fondation de la Maison Louis Pasteur
- Louis Pasteur’s biography
- The work of Louis Pasteur
- Louis Pasteur, the father of modern medicine
- The Pasteur Museum (Paris)
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