In context : On the shoulders of giants in the Latin Quarter
(From : Mouffetard Street). Start moving downhill in the most busy part of Mouffetard street until you find du Pot-au-Fer street. Turn right into it, up to Lhomond street you'll find to your right also. The latter will lead you to Pierre-et-Marie-Curie street right after crossing d'Ulm street.
This historical museum, on the ground floor of the Curie Pavilion of the Institut du Radium, is focusing on radiological research. It was formerly Marie Curie's laboratory.
Even if you're not into science, you may enjoy the place for its permanent exhibition on radioactivity's applications and displays some of the most important research apparatus used before 1940.
- Opening hours - From wednesday to saturday, 1pm-5pm. Free admission.
- The Curie family - Let's begin with Pierre (1859-1906), physicist and Nobel Prize winner in 1903. Then his wife Marie Skłodowska-Curie (1867-1934), physicien and chemist, double Nobel Prize winner in 1903 and 1911. Their daughter Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956), physicist and Nobel Prize winner in 1935. And lastly her husband Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), physicist and Nobel Prize winner in 1935. Ok, none of them lived very old, but together they won as many as 5 Nobel prizes !