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Crypt, rabid dogs alluding to Louis Pasteur's development of the rabies vaccine.

Charles-Louis Girault, Auguste Guilbert-Martin, Luc-Olivier Merson1895/1896

Institut Pasteur

Institut Pasteur
Paris, France

Louis Pasteur died on September 28, 1895 in Marnes-la-Coquette and was laid to rest in a Neo Byzantine style funeral chapel, the Crypt, at the heart of the Institut Pasteur.
Louis Pasteur had a state funeral, but his wife, Marie Pasteur, refused to allow Louis Pasteur to be interred in the Panthéon.
A crypt was therefore built, the work of architect Charles-Louis Girault, mosaic artist Auguste Guilbert-Martin, and painter Luc-Olivier Merson.
Through its magnificent multicolored mosaics, the chapel offers an overview of Louis Pasteur's discoveries.
Marie Pasteur was interred there in 1910.

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  • Title: Crypt, rabid dogs alluding to Louis Pasteur's development of the rabies vaccine.
  • Creator: Charles-Louis Girault, Auguste Guilbert-Martin, Luc-Olivier Merson
  • Date Created: 1895/1896
  • Subject Keywords: Crypte
  • Type: Crypte
  • Rights: Musée Pasteur © Olivier Panier des Touches/Dolcevita

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