We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
I had no idea that Roman hypocaust technology had been adopted in later centuries, especially surprising in medieval times! Also had no idea just how much bathing a)went on at all and b)across all classes. Very good film there depicting this across several countries in...More
The "bains" are the remains of a medieval sauna, built in stone with a hypercaust below. I never knew that this was the usual facility in a medieval substantial house/ castle! Believed all I was told about no body washing much then!
There is quite...More
The centre-piece of the museum is a private bath-house built in the 14th century for a princess. A bath was a rare pleasure only the wealthy could afford in the Middle Ages, and very few bath-houses remain from those times. One is in the palace...More
Following on from our great meal at Aux Sabots Rouge we wondered down the road to the Tourist Information and found this reclaimed and reconstructed 14th century model of a sauna. Interesting presentations around the rise and fall of public bathhouses in Paris.
I highly recommend a visit of this 14th century medieval baths. I was received by the two girls that work there, one for the tourists office (who incidentally speaks English better than I do, albeit with a cute accent) and the tour guide who did...More