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The new museum of the Institut Pasteur

Almost a year and a half ago, the Pasteur Institute Museum was renovated, and it is really worth a visit!

Now housed in the former apartments of Albert Calmette, one of the Institute's founding fathers, and located along Boulevard Louis XIV, this museum is at once scientific, artistic and historical. Past, present and future are represented in an admirable and poetic scenography, between a curiosity cabinet, a period laboratory and ultra-modern digital installations.


Places with a rich history...

It was within these walls that Calmette and Guérin discovered BCG, the tuberculosis vaccine. This essential vaccine bears their names: BCG stands for Bacille Calmette-Guérin. The original strains are also presented in the museum's permanent collection. For his part, Louis Pasteur's attachment to the city of Lille dates back to the middle of the 19th century: he discovered and deciphered alcoholic fermentation at the Faculty of Sciences in Lille, where he was dean in 1854.

... and looking to the future!

You will also discover current research on many contemporary diseases, including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular diseases, infectious and parasitic diseases...

The exhibitions take place in 4 thematic rooms: The Pasteur Institute of Lille / Louis Pasteur / Albert Calmette and Camille Guérin / The Pasteur Institute of Lille today.

Intended for a wide audience, from the youngest to the most scientific, don't miss this exciting and innovative visit!

Museum of the Pasteur Institute
18 Boulevard Louis XIV
59000 Lille
Metro: Line 2, stop Lille Grand Palais

Open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm (full price 5€, free for children under 12 years old and City-Pass card holders)
Open to groups by reservation from Monday to Friday.

Take advantage of your stay in our Hotel Morphée to discover the museum, which is only 9km from our establishment!