The Pasteur Museum is housed in the apartment where Louis Pasteur spent his final seven years and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the living and working environment of the world-renowned scientist. Visitors can gain a unique insight into his everyday life alongside his wife and can admire his rich and diverse scientific work.
The Institut Pasteur’s scientific strategy focuses on developing original and innovative topics and promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation and approaches. The Institut Pasteur teams have access to the technological resources needed to speed up and further improve the quality of their outstanding research.
Ever since the introduction of the world’s first "Technical Microbiology" course in 1889, teaching has been a priority for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has an international reputation for quality teaching that attracts students from all over the world who come to further their training or top up their degree programs.
By Bus: Bus number 95 (Institut Pasteur stop, direction Porte de Vanves) stops in front of the Institute’s entrance.
Bus numbers 39 and 70 (Volontaires-Vaugirard or Sèvres-Lecourbe stops) stop slightly further away (5 to 10 minute walk) and not far from Pasteur metro station.
One ticket allows you to travel on the metro and includes all connections as long as you do not leave the metro network.
For most bus and tram routes in Paris and Ile-de-France, one ticket is valid for a single journey without connections regardless of length. On some routes (Balabus, Noctambus, Orlybus, Roissybus, 221, 297, 299, 350 and 351) fares depend on journey length.
Rue du Docteur Roux is a one way street and you pay for parking spaces. Paying public car parks are available at the following addresses:
81 r Falguière
Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 35 27 69
50 av Maine
Direct access to Montparnasse station and TGV
Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 21 50 30
From Paris airports:
The journey from Paris airports to the Institut Pasteur takes from 45 minutes (if you are coming from Orly airport) to 90 minutes (if you are coming from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport)
By Orlyval, you must buy a special ticket to travel between Paris and Orly via Antony which is valid throughout the metro and RER networks. At the Antony RER station, take RER line B to Denfert-Rochereau station. Then take line 6 to Pasteur station.
By Orlybus, you must also buy a special ticket to travel by bus between Paris (Terminus at Denfert-Rochereau) and Orly. From Denfert-Rochereau take the metro (line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile) to Pasteur station.
You can take the Air France bus to Paris-Montparnasse. You can either walk about 15 minutes or take the metro (line number 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile) to get from Montparnasse-Bienvenue station to Pasteur station.
An Orlyrail shuttle will also take you to the RER C (Aéroport d’Orly station)
Finally, the Jetbus will take you to the Villejuif-Aragon metro station, terminus of line 7.
Roissy - Charles de Gaulle airport
Tel.: +33 (0)1 48 62 22 80
Different routes are possible from Roissy – Charles de Gaulle airport:
Cars Air France (01 41 56 89 00) :
CdG - Porte Maillot - Arc de Triomphe
CdG - Gare de Lyon - Gare Montparnasse
Metro/RER: Go to the RER station at the airport accessible from terminals 1 or 2, or use the free Aéroports de Paris shuttles if your flight lands at the other terminals. Take the RER B to Denfert-Rochereau. Then take line 6 to Pasteur station.
This bus goes from the airport to rue Scribe, near place de l’Opéra.
Tickets are on sale at line terminus, in the airports and on board buses.
By train, from Paris' main SNCF stations:
Paris has several SNCF (railway) stations. Below are the routes by metro between the Institut Pasteur and the main stations.
This is the closest station to the Institut Pasteur. You can either walk about 15 minutes or take line 6 to Pasteur station.
Saint Lazare station
Take line 12 to Pasteur station (about 20 minutes).
'Gare de Lyon' station
Take line 14 to Bercy station. Change to line 6 to Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.
Take line 5 to Place d’Italie. Change to line 6 to Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 30 minutes.
'Gare de l’Est' station
Take line 4 to Raspail station. Then change to line 6 to Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.
'Gare du Nord' station
Take the RER B to Denfert-Rochereau. Change and take line 6 to Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.