1. Jesuit College, Villefranche-sur-Saone: Bernard's first school - 2. Collège Royal, Thoissey: his second school -  3. Grand Rue, Vaise (Lyon). The pharmacy was situated on the right.

 Paris: the medical school - ca.1830........
...and an anatomy lesson. 

Casimir Davaine et Charles Lasègue: Bernard's fellow medical students and life-long friends. .  

1. François Magendie, Bernard's 'patron' - 2. Pierre-Olive Rayer, his mentor - 3. Théophile-Jules Pelouze, his associate and friend.
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Six faces of Bernard.....


Two of Bernard's academic adversaries: Louis Figuier (left) and Achille Longet (right):


The Collège de France (ca. 1900) 

The steps of the Collège de France with a statue of Bernard extreme right. His apartment was on the opposite side of the road; rue des Écoles, number 40.                                      

Bernard's apartment: first floor, 40 rue des Écoles.    
The Institut de France: seat of the five Académies. Bernard was a member of the Académie des Sciences and also the most prestigious - the Académie Française.

The Lesson, by Léon Augustin L'hermitte. Bernard is surrounded by colleagues and preparateurs, and to his left and wearing a black cap, his trusty 'caretaker', 'Père' Lesage

Bernard's daughters: Jeanne (Tony) and Marie-Louise.

Bernard, seated in front of the maison natale in St Julien: artist unknown.

Bernard's friend, Marie Raffalovich

Two views of the cottage, St Julien: now part of the Museum). 

The pigeon loft and rear wall of the manor house - now principal museum building. It forms one boundary of the courtyard which separates the two buildings, and is shaded by a large chestnut tree.

Bernard's bedroom until 1860 when he purchased the manor house. 

View of the vineyards bordering Bernard's residence.

Claude Bernard's residence: now the main building of the museum.
The stairway to the first floor: the showcase behind holds utensils and equipment used by Bernard in his laboratory. 

Bernard's wine decanters and glasses. 

Bernard's doodlings and sketches of friends and colleagues.

Bernard's bedroom between 1860 and 1878. 

Display of instruments used for Bernard's research.
Bbellows used for artificial respiration of experimental animals during anesthesia.