L’Apothecaire de Marie

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Sam Kahn Scale In L’Apothecaire de Marie Room

Each of our rooms is designed to host our guests in the comfort of a French Chateau. Every door opens to a different theme of decorator selected treasures, with the room name offering a hint of what you will discover. Relax and enjoy your nuit à l’hôtel. Bienvenue – Welcome, to the Enchanté Boutique Hotel.

Selecting amazing people and places as themes for our rooms made Madame Curie an easy choice. She was a woman of firsts:
1st woman to get a PhD at the Sorbonne in Paris;
1st woman to win a Nobel Prize along with her husband in Physics in 1903;
1st person of any gender to win a second Noble Prize, this time for chemistry in 1911;
and remains the only person to win two Nobel Prize awards for two different sciences!

So what better person to be part of our boutique hotel in Silicon Valley where so many 1st‘s have occurred.

As a lover of history, collecting and preserving artifacts has given me a great deal of pleasure. This is wonderfully reflected in the L’Apothecaire de Marie where antique science drawings, old apothecary bottles and jars are displayed. This collection reminds me of having originally seen ones like them in our two earlier Pharmacies that became a part of our charmed downtown some 84 years ago.

Kahn’s Corner Pharmacy In Los Altos California

Times have changed since Larry Nelson opened the Los Altos Pharmacy where the telephone number was only two digits and both the same; just dial the number 22 for service. Shortly thereafter Sam Kahn opened the doors of Kahn’s Corner Pharmacy and the population in Los Altos was a booming 1900. Don’t miss his original scale used for compounding that was donated to the hotel.

Change may be inevitable, the past is not forgotten, and it serves as a strong foundation. Visit some of our local ones like, the Packard Foundation or Heising–Simons or take in the current Exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum across the street. We propose you experience a bit of the past at L’Apothecaire de Marie, Room 24 while enjoying the comforts of our chateau.