Hôtel-Dieu - Hospices de Beaune

From 12.00€
La salle des PôvresLes toits polychromes de l'Hôtel-DieuPolyptyque du Jugement dernierPharmacie de l'Hôtel-DieuPlafond salle des PôvresTapisserie Légende de Saint-EloiFaçade entrée Hôtel-Dieu


Owned by the Hospices Civils de Beaune, this remarkably well-preserved heritage site was founded in 1443 thanks to the patronage of Nicolas Rolin, chancellor to the Duke of Burgundy, and his last wife Guigone de Salins. Conceived as a "palace for the poor", the charitable institution - entrusted by the donors to the good care of the Dames Hospitalières - remained in operation until the early 1970s, before a modern hospital, better adapted to the evolution of care, was built on the outskirts of the historic centre of Beaune.

Known for its polychrome glazed tile roofs, the Hôtel-Dieu is one of the rare testimonies of late medieval civil architecture; it is also a place of memory of hospital history. As you walk through the rooms, the centuries pass by from the 15th to the 21st century: Let yourself be surprised by the atmosphere of the Salle des Pôvres or the Salle Saint-Hugues, discover the collection of furniture and tapestries, the medical instruments and the evolution of care practices; also take the time to observe each of the facades of the courtyard of honour, to contemplate the polyptych of the Last Judgement by Rogier van der Weyden or to sit down in the founders' courtyard, recently planted with the "Echos Polychromes" garden, a contemporary homage to the garden of the simple...

Throughout 2023, we invite you to discover or rediscover the Hôtel-Dieu, whose programme on the theme of HOSPITALITY is a tribute to all those who have worked and still work with the sick, from the hospital sisters to our carers. Exhibitions, workshops, shows and concerts invite you to share the history of this centuries-old place.

> Self-guided tour with audio guide - 10 languages available for adults, 2 languages in audio description and a children's tour in 4 languages
Guided tour Spirit of Place " Once upon a time the Hôtel-Dieu: Hospitalité 2023 " > Unusual guided tour
> Unusual guided tour "Behind the scenes tour" "The Hôtel-Dieu: the history of a hospital and winegrowing heritage
> Cultural programme 2023: exhibitions, workshops, shows and concerts
> 15-minute flash visits - free - 10am & 5pm

Information and booking on our website
> https://musee.hospices-de-beaune.com/
> https://hospices-de-beaune.tickeasy.com/fr-FR/menu
or at the ticket office when you come


Hôtel-Dieu - Hospices de Beaune
Rue de l'Hôtel-Dieu
Place de la Halle
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.0220565
Longitude : 4.83645873