Maison & Laboratoire de Louis Pasteur
Museum

Maison & Laboratoire de Louis Pasteur

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Open non-stop in July and August from 9.30am to 6pm
Guided tours at 9.45am - 10.45am - 11.45am - 2pm - 3pm - 4pm - 5pm.
Length of guided tour: 45 min
Self-guided tours with an audio-guided tablet are available between guided tours.

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), the inventor of the rabies vaccine, returned to Arbois throughout his life. His house has been preserved intact. From the billiard room to the laboratory, you can enter the intimacy of the scientist. The garden. The house, recognised as a Maison des Illustres in 2013, is part of the Jura Museums network.

Louis Pasteur's house in Arbois is an absolutely unique heritage site, still inhabited by the presence of the scientist. Preserved as it was when Louis Pasteur lived in it, the house immerses visitors in the life and work of the scientist.

Listed as a Historic Monument, Louis Pasteur's house in Arbois was awarded the "Maisons des Illustres" label by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication in 2011, at the same time as the house in which he was born in Dole.

Pasteur lived in this house in Arbois all his life, and it was the only one he ever owned. Little remains of his father's modest tannery, where he spent his childhood, because Louis Pasteur transformed this house into his "Château de la Cuisance", and furnished it to his taste. In this house, to which he returned every year, Pasteur combined business with pleasure: surrounded by his family and friends in the living room or dining room, he could devote himself to his research in his private laboratory. It was in Arbois that he carried out his work on fermentation and it was there that he perfected the famous pasteurisation process. Thanks to experiments carried out in his vineyard at Montigny-les-Arsures, he was able to definitively challenge the belief in the spontaneous generation of micro-organisms.

From the billiard table to the bedroom, meet the scientist in the intimacy of this incredibly well-preserved house. Discover his personal laboratory, preserved intact and still inhabited by the soul of its illustrious owner and the effervescence of his Jura experiments.

The site is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

The house, recognised as a Maison des Illustres in 2013, is part of the Jura Museums network.



February, March, April, October and November: open from 2pm to 6pm
May, June and September: 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 6pm
July and August: 9.30am to 6pm

TOURS :
Self-guided tours with a digital tablet (subject to availability) or with audio content directly on your smartphone.
Download the audio tour and bring your earphones!
Audio tour in French
Dramatised tour (tablet) in French

Guided tours every day in May, June and September at 9.45am - 10.45am - 2.30pm - 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Guided tours every day in July and August at 9.45am - 10.45am - 11.45am - 2pm - 3pm - 4pm - 5pm
Booking recommended on 03 84 66 11 72

Prices 2024

Full price: 7.50 euros
Reduced rates: 5.50 euros (10-18 year olds), 6.50 euros (students/Pass Jura musée/guide du routard/carte cézam)
Disabled ticket: 4.20 euros
Combined ticket Dole-Arbois: 10 euros
Family pass: 20 euros
Free admission : - 10 years old/5th visit holder of juramusées card/advantages jeunes card with coupon/icom card/

Maison & Laboratoire de Louis Pasteur
83 rue de Courcelles
39600
39600 ARBOIS
  • French, English
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  • Pets welcome
Amenities
  • Toilettes
Services
  • Shop
Activity
  • Specific theme activities
  • Junior workshop
  • Specialist conferences
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions
Chains and Labels
Maisons des Illustres
Qualité Tourisme
Vignobles et découvertes
Prices & Schedules Opening :

From 01/05/24 to 30/09/24 of 09:30 to 12:30 - of 14:00 to 18:00

From 17/02/24 to 30/04/24 of 14:00 to 18:00

From 01/10/24 to 30/11/24 of 14:00 to 18:00

Open from 17 February to 3 November;
February, March, April, October and November: open from 2pm to 6pm. May to September: 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 6pm

Prices :
  • Child rate (under 10 years)
  • Youth Rate (10 to 18 years)
  • Special rate (PMR)
Special opening conditions :

During the epidemic control period, the number of visitors is limited per visit. Remember to make a reservation

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