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Musee de l'Hotel-Dieu

Rue de l'Hotel-Dieu, F-21200 Beaune, France
03 80 24 45 00
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Beaune
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Wineries, Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Although this historic hospital, which dates back to the 1400s, still functions as a retirement home, its primary significance now lies as a tourist... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bergen, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful and intelligent idea! 500 years of activities are well presented to us, with a free audioguide. The buildings are lovely and take you through the different functions necessary to run such a project. We loved it!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A fantastic piece of architecture. The audio guide is very informative. The buildings are immaculately preserved inside and out. Lots of intricate details to photograph. A pretty comprehensive gift shop with a wide variety of items from tapestries to postcards.

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UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What can I say, well worth the money for entry to the musee. Free audio units. Stunning building, fantastic history the vision of a man ahead of his time. If you see nothing else see this.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews 143 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Upon entry, we saw these colorful roofs in the inner courtyard with antimony, iron, copper colors. The courtyard has an old water well. You get the feel for what it's like being in a hospital in the 1400s. The guide stated that the hospital was in use up till 1976. The caretakers' approach to medicine and sewage left vivid memories.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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182 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This museum is unique and interesting, in that it is a former hospital. It's not a big museum, however there is enough to see to provide an insight into the former hospital. There is an audio guide available as well. Nice to visit.

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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99 reviews 99 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The inner courtyard with patterned roof tiles is a unique sight and a five star attraction. The museum is an attempt to give greater substance to this sight and traces the buildings history as a hospital. Quite honestly it did little for us. However the inner courtyard alone is well woth the admission fee. Get there early to avoid the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Interesting and informative especially the apothecary , lovely building and brought to life by the audio tour

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Dorset
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

OK they have spent a lot of money on doing it up but is was totally impressive. To think that it was built in the 15th century by the local Lord to service the poor and remained in use until 1965. Good value and the most important destination in town.

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los angeles, california
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was an interesting and unique attraction that we enjoyed visiting. It is hundreds of years old but in perfect condition.

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Seattle
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This hospital for the poor was started in 1442 and operated into the 1970's. Amazing! Allow at least an hour to visit the hospital and surrounding grounds with the audio guide (included in the admission price) directing your tour. Then, return at night and watch the huge visual presentation on the side of the building just outside the hospice grounds.... More

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