Pasteur (Paris Métro)

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The station opened on 24 April 1906 with the opening of the extension of line 2 Sud from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907 line 2 Sud became part of line 5. On 12 October 1942 the section of line 5 between Étoile and Place d'Italie, including Pasteur was transferred from line 5 to line 6 in order to separate the underground and elevated sections of the metro (because the latter were more vulnerable to air attack during World War II).

The line 12 platforms opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro.

The station is named after the Boulevard Pasteur, named after Louis Pasteur (1822–1895) French microbiologist and chemist.

It was the location of the Barrière de Vaugirard, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished during in the nineteenth century.

The station was seen in the film Alice et Martin when Juliette Binoche as Alice looks out the window of a train as it passes through.

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Rue de Vaugirard (0.07 km)

Rue de Vaugirard is the longest road in Paris, at 4.3 km. It spans the 6th and 15th arrondissements. Location Rue de Vaugirard is mostly a one-way street from the Latin Quarter (at the junction of Boulevards Victor and Lefebvre) towards the edge of Paris (at the Porte de Versailles). Traffic flows in both directions between Rue de Rennes and the Place de l'Odéon. Numbering starts in the Latin Quarter, reaching the 400s by Porte de Versailles. It is one of the longest streets in Paris.

Lycée Buffon (0.1 km)

The lycée Buffon is a secondary school in the XVe arrondissement of Paris, bordered by boulevard Pasteur, the rue de Vaugirard and the rue de Staël. Its nearest métro station is Pasteur. Jean-Claude Durand is its current proviseur. It is a "cité scolaire" made up of a collège, a lycée and scientific classes préparatoires. It has 2 000 students, served by 170 professors, 4 "conseillers principaux d'éducation" and 50 other teaching personnel.

Musée Pasteur (0.3 km)

The Musée Pasteur is a museum dedicated to scientist Louis Pasteur. It is located within the Institut Pasteur at 25 Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France, in the XVe arrondissement, and open daily in the warmer months; an admission fee is charged. The museum was established in 1935 in honor of Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), and preserves his memory in the apartment where he spent the last seven years of his life, as well as an impressive room where some 1,000 scientific instruments are exhibited, and the Neo-Byzantine chapel in which he is buried.

Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital (0.32 km)

The Hôpital Necker – Enfants Malades (Necker Hospital – Hospital for sick children) is a French teaching hospital, located in Paris, France. It is a hospital of the Assistance publique - Hôpitaux de Paris group, and is affiliated to the University of Paris Descartes. It is historically the first paediatric hospital in the world. History The Necker Hospital was founded in 1778 by Madame Necker, born Suzanne Curchod, mother of Madame de Stael and wife of Jacques Necker, Minister of Louis XVI. It is devoted to medicine and surgery in adults.

Pasteur Institute (0.32 km)

The Pasteur Institute is a French non-profit private foundation dedicated to the study of biology, micro-organisms, diseases, and vaccines. It is named after Louis Pasteur, who made some of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine at the time, including pasteurization and vaccines for anthrax bacillus and rabies virus. The institute was founded on June 4, 1887, and inaugurated on November 14, 1888. For over a century, the Institut Pasteur has been at the forefront of the battle against infectious disease.

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