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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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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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Waxahachie
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It was impressive to see that compassion could motivate one person to make such a difference. This place was built to care for sick people without the means to pay for care on their own. It is beautiful, as well. It is well worth visiting.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful example of philanthropy and very interesting site. It's well done and moves quickly. One of the greatest attractions in the Burgundy region.

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Tulsa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A must see while in Beaune. Never felt like the crowd was to much like so many places. Still talking about this special place.

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Canberra, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A very well set up and interesting site with a very informative audio guide which is a must to have.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was a beautiful place to spend an hour or two wandering around with the audio guide. It is well kept up and very interesting.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit in Beaune. My husband and I spent at least 2 hours here seeing the whole place.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A Must Museum to visit when in Beaune, especially those in Healthcare profession. Concept of opening the hospital for the poor and caring for those with means to pay was way ahead of its time.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Not a big fan of this period in history, but what this man and his wife did for the citizens of Beaune is astounding. So much thought put into the facility and management, to the point where there were off-site farms to raise food to supply the hospital. The site is well tended and managed. The audio guide is informative... More

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Omaha, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Incredible. To know why this was built and see it...this generous man surely made it into heaven. This held the dying indigent and allowed them to die with dignity surrounded by beauty.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Located in the heard of Beaune, this museum is unique because of its subject matter. The Hotel-Dieu (Hospice de Beaune) was one of the first-of-its-kind charity hospitals/health services for the less-fortunate. It has been superbly restored and really gives you another snapshot of what life was like in the 15th century. The audio-guide was available in English. The script is... More

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