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Apothicairerie de Bauge

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This is a real gem. The museum is well presented and the brochure in English is sufficient to help... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Maureen B
Hockley, England, United Kingdom
We loved it

The site is an ancient hospital set up by nuns which is still set up as it was. The apothecary... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Tony M
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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18 Oct 2016
“Unique experience”
23 Sep 2016
“We loved it”
In a room entirely covered in wooden panelling, the Apothecary's shop is one of the most beautiful in France. It boasts a collection of vases, chemist's jars and other receptacles holding over 600 items. The "Nurturing the body and the soul...more
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Rue Anne de Melun, 49150 Bauge, France
+33 2 41 84 00 74
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a real gem. The museum is well presented and the brochure in English is sufficient to help you appreciate the exhibits, if your French is as rusty as mine. The jewel here is the apothecaries' room - amazing floor, ceiling and furniture but...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The site is an ancient hospital set up by nuns which is still set up as it was. The apothecary section can only be accessed by guided tour. Our guide was excellent and spoke very good English. The room shown in the pictures is the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Tony M
Chateau49150, guide touristique at Apothicairerie de Bauge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Tony, Thank you for your comment after visiting the former hospital. Hôtel-Dieu means Gods hotel it was a place where poor and sick people were freely welcomed. We have to explain that because of course the word “Hôtel-Dieu” doesn’t exist in English ;-) The...More

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Apothecary in former hospital run by an order of nuns, perfectly preserved with jars and even some contents intact. Rest of the hospital building and history of interest too. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The apothecary is wonderfully preserved, with herbs in chestnut wooden boxes hand-painted. The made up treatments were in beautiful jars, all organised on ornate wooden shelving, the whole room floored in highly polished parquet. The hospital has great romance in its origin and history. We...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank CycleVon
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This hospital is accessed by going to the Chateau Bauge which is the tourist information office. They then direct you to the hospital. Much of the original equipment and jars etc is still there. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank tonycaegarw
Reviewed 22 August 2015

What an amazing visit from strat to finish! If you are looking for places to visit, start with this one! The other reviews say it all. A real gem! and the guide was so communicative, we really loved it!

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Gabriele F
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We really enjoyed seeing the apothecary and taking the tour. Our guide was superb and the highlight was standing in the apothecary seeing the array of bottles and jars and listening to the guide's talk. To see the apothecary itself you need to book a...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Mrs U
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I was not aware of this monument until looking at earlier reviews from my fellow travellers, but what a gem. The Hotel-Dieu was a hospital where care was administered by nuns until the early 21st century, having initially opened its doors in 1650. The spectacular...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Fen_Scorpion
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This is a really interesting visit, which includes visiting the oldest apothecary in France. The building was the idea of one local woman and was mostly sponsored by another, and it served as a hospital for the poor until about 1968. There were two large...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Jan T
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