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Address: Rue de l'Hotel-Dieu, F-21200 Beaune, France
Phone Number: 03 80 24 45 00
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Description: Although this historic hospital, which dates back to the 1400s, still...
Although this historic hospital, which dates back to the 1400s, still functions as a retirement home, its primary significance now lies as a tourist attraction.
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An eye-opening tour

Very informative and quite shocking to see how far the medical profession has come in a relatively few years. Also, a beautiful building. It is a good idea to buy the Beaune... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very informative and quite shocking to see how far the medical profession has come in a relatively few years. Also, a beautiful building. It is a good idea to buy the Beaune Museum Pass which includes admission to l'Hotel-Dieu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I very much enjoyed the audio tour of the Hotel Dieu. Lots of history and information about the caring of the sick throughout the existence of the building. It was a gloomy day, so this was a perfect activity.

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This ancient Hospital is an extraordinary piece of gothic architecture, and it is for once not a church. The patio is one of teh best views you can have! Besides it is very conveniently located if you are on your way on teh main north south axis to teh meditarreanean through France. But beyond that it is worth a trip... More 

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Intriguing building with extremely interesting history. Beautifully restored building easy to follow guide

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting and eye opening tour. Although it was a long time ago their understanding of treatment for the sick was quite advanced. The humanitarianism of the founder and the order of nuns who provided the care was most impressive. Well worth the visit both for the architecture and the understanding of the social conventions of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I liked this museum since it offersa different perspective versus the traditional museums of arts, history etc Seeing a hospital built more than 500 years ago and learning about the medical and health system in the past centuries was definitely informative and fun. Take an audio guide, it's free and extremely useful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is a complete exposition of the charity care that began in the Middle Ages and continues to this day. The exhibits are interesting, and the free audioguide explains them well. This is well worth a visit.z

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A gorgeously preserved medieval building and a testament to its founders' wishes to aid the poor. The patients were able to spend their last days in comfort they had not previously experienced. A must-see, as is Beaune itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A nice place to spend an hour. The audioguide was cleverly done, although it dragged a bit at times. If you're in Beaune, it's a must-do, but I wouldn't necessarily go out of your way for it.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Although of mediaval origins this hospital run by a religious order is in pristine condition. Almost Disney like perfection.Never seen anything quite like it. Was a functioning hospital until the 1990's. Contains some wonderful paintings, well displayed pharmacy, kitchen, wards etc. Quite busy but well worth visit. Outside will not prepare you for inside but external architecture stunning as well.

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