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Claude Bernard museum

  • Saint-Julien

Explore the life and work of this outstanding 19th century scientist who founded experimental medicine here in this beautiful mansion
and his hometown. Museum under the label "Maison des Illustres".

This physiologist (St Julien 1813 - Paris 1878) was the founder of experimental medicine and the father of modern medicine. Discover the
incredibly rich life of this personality who was a researcher, winegrower, playwright as well as a politician. The museum
also features a simple and interactive way to discover the experiences and discoveries that have revolutionized the world of
The museum offers all year round scientific activities and workshops for all ages. For further information, please visit our
website! We welcome school groups by prior reservation.
Museum under the label "Maison des Illustres".
Video in french and English.

Spoken languages

  • en
  • fr

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible en fauteuil roulant en autonomie


  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting room
  • Private parking
  • Toilets
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  • Coach access
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
  • Room hire
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
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  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Concert
  • Product tasting
  • Shows
  • Temporary exhibition
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Opening hours

From 01/04 to 31/10
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.