Premier Mateusz Morawiecki stated on Twitter this week that the home, on the southwest outskirts of Paris, is “a part of Poland’s historical past.” AP Photograph
SAINT-REMY-LES-CHEVREUSE: Poland‘s prime minister says he is given directions for the federal government to purchase a home in France the place the Nobel-winning scientist couple Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie spent holidays and weekends from 1904-1906.
Premier Mateusz Morawiecki stated on Twitter this week that the home, on the southwest outskirts of Paris, is “a part of Poland’s historical past.”
The 120 sq. meters (1,300 sq. toes) stone-and-brick constructing in Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse carries a price ticket of 790,000 euros ($950,000). It is in disrepair however a few of its peeling wall-paper, its fireplaces and the ground tiles date again to the Curie occasions, in line with native actual property company Stephane Plaza.
It stated that Polish-born Marie Curie might have painted some ceiling designs herself, however there isn’t a proof of that.
“This property was inbuilt 1890 and was Pierre and Marie Curie’s vacation vacation spot between 1904 and 1906,” the place they got here with their daughters Irene and Eve, stated Daniel Cazou-Mingot, head of the actual property company.
“They (got here) right here throughout weekends, Easter holidays, summer time holidays,” Cazou-Mingot advised The Related Press throughout a go to to the property Wednesday. “There’s been no experiments performed (on) this property.”
At some point in April 1906, Pierre headed again to Paris for an educational assembly and was hit and killed by a horse-drawn cart.
“After this accident, Marie Curie got here again now and again together with her daughters after which she stopped coming,” and the home – with its 900-sq. meter (9,700-sq. foot) backyard, 19th century dovecote and water pump – was offered, Cazou-Mingot stated.
Renovation prices are estimated at some 200,000 euros ($240,000).
Cazou-Mingot believes it is going to take “love at first sight and respect for the historical past of the property” for somebody to wish to put money into it.
Some critics in Poland commented on social media that taxpayers’ cash could be wasted on a home the place Marie Curie didn’t spend lengthy.
However the right-wing authorities has made it a precedence to safe and take care of locations and objects important for Poland’s historical past.
Born in 1867 in Warsaw as Maria Sklodowska, the scholar moved to Paris in 1891 and was one of many first ladies to check science on the Sorbonne. She pursued a scientific profession together with her French husband. After Pierre’s dying that vacated the Sorbonne’s physics chair, she was provided the job and have become the primary feminine professor on the famend college.
In 1903, Marie and Pierre Curie and French scientist Henri Becquerel collectively received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his or her research on radioactivity.
Marie Curie additionally received the 1911 Nobel in Chemistry for locating radium and polonium. The latter she named after Poland.
She died in 1943 in Passy, France, from radiation illness. Marie and Pierre Curie are buried on the Paris Pantheon, amongst different distinguished French residents.