Founded in 1659 to accommodate sick pilgrims who came to ask for a cure at the miraculous spring - which sprang up at the supposed site of Saint Reyne's martyrdom -, the hospital in Alise has a rich heritage. The 17th century chapel, with its 13 paintings from 1621 to 1645 recounting the life and martyrdom of Reyne. The 18th century apothecary, with its superbly preserved wood panelling and galleries, houses a collection of classified 17th and 18th century earthenware and bottles still containing the products of the old pharmacopoeia. The boardroom remains in its "historical" state, with a remarkable 1692 painting by Maire representing the hospital and the village in 1692. The library houses a collection of 2,000 works, built up through donations: rare works (Montaigne's Essays, Buffon's complete works, Beaurain's Atlas, etc.) and a precious collection of classified priestly vestments. A former patients' room presents a permanent exhibition on the history of the hospital and some rare items from the archives. Courtyard of honour and gardens
Not to be missed this year: 10 of the 13 paintings of the cycle of Saint Queen have just been magnificently restored and put back in place in the chapel.