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Musée d'Histoire de la Médecine

Museum ,  Sacred art ,  History ,  Health ,  Science and technology ,  Folk art and traditions ,  Trades ,  Botanical gardens ,  Chapel ,  Church in Hautefort
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  • A 17th century Hôtel-Dieu, listed as a Historic Monument in 1931, featuring typical Renaissance Greek cross architecture.
    The central chapel has a pisé floor. Within it is a Mausoleum classified as a Historic Monument in which lie the body of Charlotte, Countess of Hautefort and the heart of her partner, Baron Maxence de DAMAS.
    The site comprises eight rooms (including the chapel): four on the ground floor and four on the first floor.
    The Museum of the History of Medicine was created in...
    A 17th century Hôtel-Dieu, listed as a Historic Monument in 1931, featuring typical Renaissance Greek cross architecture.
    The central chapel has a pisé floor. Within it is a Mausoleum classified as a Historic Monument in which lie the body of Charlotte, Countess of Hautefort and the heart of her partner, Baron Maxence de DAMAS.
    The site comprises eight rooms (including the chapel): four on the ground floor and four on the first floor.
    The Museum of the History of Medicine was created in 1995. In 2018/2019 it has more than 6500 collection pieces in the domains of pharmacy, medicine, surgery and dentistry. In addition, there are more than 2,000 volumes of medical works, some of which are rare, such as that of Pierre Dionis in the 17th century, surgeon to Louis XIV, or the first medical codex of 1818.
    Several permanent exhibitions are on display: on the ground floor a reconstructed patients' room and a sacred art room (+ the chapel) and on the first floor four rooms (pharmacy, dentistry, medicine and surgery) including one in which a temporary exhibition is presented in 2021 entitled "The work of Louis Pasteur: Artist and Visionary ".

    A medicinal herb garden with more than forty species.
  • Access
    • Motorway  :  Péage de la Bachellerie sortie 17 at 16 km
    • Main road  :  D704 at 2 km
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Near a motorway
    • Near a main road
    • Walking distance from the Tourist Office
    • Hiking trails
    • In the village
    • In the town centre
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 30  Person(s)
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Mobility impaired
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • Children's workshop
    • Lectures
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Equipment
    • bus parking
    • bus parking
  • Services
    • Boutique
    • Play area
    • Wi-fi
    • Non-guided tour
Rates
Payment methods
  • Debit cards
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Transfers
  • Rates 2022
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    7 €
  • Group rate
    5 €
  • Free
  • Reduce rate
    5 €
Openings
Openings
  • From April 1, 2022 until November 1, 2022
  • * Ouvert du 1er avril au 31 mai et du 1er octobre au 1er novembre, lundi au dimanche de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h. Ouvert du 1er juin au 30 septembre, lundi au dimanche de 10h à 19h.