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Musee de l'Hotel-Dieu

Address: Rue de l'Hotel-Dieu, F-21200 Beaune, France
Phone Number: 03 80 24 45 00
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Beaune
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Wineries, Museums
Owner description: Although this historic hospital, which dates back to the 1400s, still...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Wineries, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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.
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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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173 reviews 173 reviews
42 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This will take a couple hours but there is so much history behind the Hospices de Beaune. Take your time you can have an audio guide and learn so much about the early days when it was a hospital run by nuns. This is a gem in the town of Beaune. They have a gift shop too, if you wish... More 

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Burbage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Well worth a visit, but give it plenty of time to absorp all of the information from the audio devices. This is france, and the world stops precisely, at lunchtime....it closes midday, and you are ushered out in time for it to be closed 12.30 on the dot! A fascinating insight into how the sick were cared for, before we... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Musee de l'Hotel-Dieu is a must see. It is located in the central part of Beaune. You can tour on your own with an audio guide and have a tour guide, which we had and shed explained a lot of the different features. It was founded in 1443 as a hospital and later became a nursing home for the... More 

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Israel
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Since that wine was not in our focus, this place was our main attraction in Beaune and we recommend not to miss it. Allow yourselves at least one hour to walk through the building with the Audio guide and make sure you have a close look at the special painting that is located in a separate room extending from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

IT's well worth spending a couple hours in this beautiful museum. Amazing history and such wonderful care provided to the poor.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

On our second trip to Beaune we visited the Musee de l'Hotel-Dieu for the second time; obviously because we enjoyed our first visit two years previously. Unique, simple, educational, informal, and reasonable, this site is a must for travelers who enjoy the study of the historical power of faith.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We decided to go to Musee de l'Hotel-Dieu because of the extraordinarily good reviews on TripAdvisor and we were pretty happy that we did. It's a pretty unique museum, inexpensive, and easy to get to as it is in the center of town. The museum is basically a very old hospice that is brought back to life and kept in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you're in Burgundy, you should stop by this quaint village and visit this former hospital. Run by the Catholic church, patients were housed in a chapel with their beds facing a stained glass window of the Last Judgement. It was a little unsettling to learn from an excellent guide that it functioned as a hospital though the 1950's. You... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This place is a must stop while in Beaune. The various buildings of the prior hospital from hundreds of years ago. Learning the history of the patients, the nuns who treated them, and the amazing work they did with so little knowledge at the time. The roof top is beautiful, the stainglass throughout various rooms as well as the intricate... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Must see if in Beaune. Interesting history well presented and a beautiful building in the centre of Beaune

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