The Villefranche site is today part of the University of Paris and the leading oceanography lab in France. Base image scanned from a photo in: Kofoid, C.A. 1910. 'The Biological Stations of Europe' US Bureau of Education Bull No. 4. Kofoid visited stations in Europe during the summers of 1908 and 1909 to acquire ideas for the construction of Scripps in La Jolla.