The Saint Christophe hotel near the Pierre et Marie Curie Museum in Paris

The Hotel Saint Christophe is close to the Musée Pierre et Marie Curie Paris. With its 3 Star rating, the Hotel Saint Christophe is less than ten minutes on foot from the Musée Pierre et Marie Curie. By staying in the Quartier Latin, you are close to many famous buildings, such as Le Pantheon, the Musée Curie, the Sorbonne and the Arènes de Lutèce. Our hotel has a privileged situation within the 5° Arondissement of Paris, famous for its well preserved Gallo-Roman and Medieval remains. Only five minutes on foot from our hotel is the beautiful Jardin des Plantes. Fifteen minutes away on foot you can visit the Jardin de Luxembourg, created in 1612 at the request of Marie de Medicis.

Pierre et Marie Curie, a pioneering couple.

Pierre Curie was born on the 15th of May 1859 in Paris. Marie Sklodowska on the 7th November 1867 in Warsaw Poland. At the age of eighteen Pierre Curie obtained a qualification in Physics and with his brother, began a series of experiments on Plezo electricity. In 1882 he became a “Technicien” at the prestigious Paris School of Physics and Chemistry. Marie Sklodowska obtained her Secondary School Leaving Certificate in 1883 and was established in Paris eight years later. She Frenchified her name and enrolled at the Sorbonne in 1891 where in 1893 she obtained a degree of Bachelor of Physics. Pierre and Marie Curie met in Spring 1894 and were married one year later. From 1898 they worked together and discovered a new Radio-active element, Polonium. On the 26th of December they announced their discovery (with Gustave Bémont) of Radium. On the 10th of December 1903 Pierre and Marie Curie and Henri Becquerel obtained the Nobel Prize for Physics for the discovery of naturally occurring Radioactivity. Thus, Marie Curie was the first woman to gain a Nobel Prize. Pierre died in 1906 and Marie took over his functions at the Sorbonne, becoming the first female University Professor in France. Marie was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1911.She was elected to the Academy of Medecine in 1922. Marie Curie died on the 4th of July 1934.

The Story of the Pierre and Marie Curie Museum.

The Musée Pierre et Marie Curie is very close to the Hotel Saint Christophe. You will learn there about scientific discoveries and particularly that of Radioactivity. Before becoming the Curie Museum, the building housed the Institute of Radium which was inaugurated in July 1914. Today you can see Marie Curie’s work environment. Her laboratory, her desk, almost as if she had just left the room! The Musée Pierre et Marie Curie was founded at the end of the 1950s following the death of Frédéric Joliot and the birth of the Association Irène et Frédéric Joliot which then became, on the 2nd of March 1993, the Association Curie and Joliot-Curie. The Museum is open every afternoon from Wednesday to Saturday. The Musée Pierre et Marie Curie in the Quartier Latin is free. While staying at the Hotel Saint Christophe you can easily visit the Museum with your family.
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