- The apothecary
- The patients wards
- Hôtel Dieu audioguided tour
Hôtel-Dieu de Belleville, designated as a Historical Monument
Located 40 minutes from Lyon, the magnificent Hotel-Dieu de Belleville is an ideal place to discover during your stay in Beaujolais.
The Hôtel-Dieu de Belleville is an exceptional historical heritage site, first as a guest house, then as a care centre and then as a hospice until 1991. You have the chance to visit the historic heritage of the Hôtel-Dieu de Belleville with its three patient wards with their alley beds, two chapels, an apothecary's, a council room and an operating theatre.
You can take a guided tour of the premises to immerse yourself in the medical world and discover medicine throughout the different eras. Don't miss the apothecary with its rich collection of earthenware, porcelain and glass pots, which will introduce you to the preparation of medicines dating back to the past centuries.
Relive the changes in medical practices from the 18th century to the present day through amusing anecdotes as well as the experiences of doctors, nurses, and patients who have contributed to the uniqueness and identity of this important center in Beaujolais.