2 The biggest and most ancient!
The Hôtel-Dieu de Tonnerre
In Tonnerre, you will be taken aback by the sheer size of the most ancient Hôtel-Dieu in Burgundy! The ward is no less than 90 metres long! Definitely big enough to ensure its benefactor, Margaret of Burgundy, can now rest in peace...
The sick were treated here, children and the elderly were provided with a safe refuge, and pilgrims on the Way of St. James were given a place to stay for the night.
The hospital remained open until the beginning of the 20th century, and visitors can see recreations of what it looked like back then, to get an idea of the medical practices of past centuries in a patient's room and operating room. You'll be glad you were born much later!
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