Hôtel-Dieu (Hospital) Review
Across the Bassin de la Préfecture, an arm of the Seine, is this historic hospital, fronted by superb 18th-century wrought-iron gates topped with the blue-and-gold fleurs-de-lis emblems of the French monarchy. Around the corner is the entrance to the Apothicairerie de l'Hôtel-Dieu, a former medical laboratory, the only part of the Hôtel-Dieu open to visitors. Inside, time has been suspended: floral-painted boxes and ceramic jars containing medicinal plants line the antique shelves.
- Address: Quai des Comtes de Champagne, Troyes, 10000
- Phone: /03–25–80–98–97
- Cost: €2
- Hours: May–Sept., Wed. 2–7, Thurs. and Fri. 10–1 and 2–7, weekends 11–1 and 2–7; Oct.–Apr., Wed. 2–5, Thurs.–Sun. 10–noon and 2–5
- Location: Troyes