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PHARMACIE DE L'ANCIEN HOPITAL

Civic building, History in Mende
  • The pharmacy was created between 1859 and 1862 within the general hospital of Mende, itself founded in 1678 by Monseigneur de Piencourt. It replaces a first pharmacy installed in 1786 but not located. It was in service until 1973 when a modern pharmacy was created in the new hospital centre. For 20 years, the room will serve as a storage place, fortunately without major degradation. In 1998, the old hospital was transformed into a residence for independent elderly people by the municipality...
    The pharmacy was created between 1859 and 1862 within the general hospital of Mende, itself founded in 1678 by Monseigneur de Piencourt. It replaces a first pharmacy installed in 1786 but not located. It was in service until 1973 when a modern pharmacy was created in the new hospital centre. For 20 years, the room will serve as a storage place, fortunately without major degradation. In 1998, the old hospital was transformed into a residence for independent elderly people by the municipality and the pharmacy became an activity room, it is also where masses were said, the chapel having been transformed into a refectory. Since 2017, the decision to close this space to preserve it has been followed by a full restoration campaign completed at the end of 2019. During this work, two adjoining rooms were fitted out as a museum space presenting the history of the hospitals of Mende as well as sculptures from the old chapel. Today, during guided tours, you can discover this set of more than 250 pots presented in their original walnut and glass display cases. All of the objects present, and there are many of them, are original, which makes this pharmacy one of the 10 most beautiful old pharmacies in France. Please note: This place can only be visited during guided tours (organized several times a week in summer and by reservation in the off-season) . Learn more about the historical heritage of Mende and all the sites not to be missed .
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
    • Spanish
Services
  • Services
    • Guided visits (groups only)
    • Guided visits
Rates
Payment methods
  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Rates
  • Adult
    4 €
  • Child rate
    From 0 €
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