It was built with the whole beginning of the 18th century under the impulse of the Cardinal of Bouillon, abbot of Cluny, according to a simple and functional architecture for its time with a main building housing the chapel in the centre and on either side the two sick wards and a wing in the south sheltering the common buildings.
It is resulting from the old hospital institutions clunisoises going back to the Middle Ages and from the creation of l’ Notre-Dame hospital in 1627 following the legacy of Julien Griffon, priest in Cluny.
During your visit, you can discover The chapel :
with the remarkable elements of the mausoleum which the cardinal of Bouillon wished high in the large abbey church about 1710,
various movable elements coming from the abbey of Cluny from which some were saved by the hospital nuns of Sainte-Marthe during the Revolution,
the remarkable fresco by the artist Camille Chaimowicz.
The room Saint Lazare, old room of the men:
with its woodworks and its furniture,
. an exposure window containing of the pilot elements of passed of the institution
. an exposure window containing of the objects and religious ornaments, as well as many relics and in particular the elements of the stick of Saint-Hugues of 10th or 11th century.
The south aisle, (visiting only in guided visit) with :
the board of directors’ room decorated with a number of paintings,
the Empire style Apothecary presenting an interesting collection of earthenware.
Opening times :
free visit all the year of the chapel and the room Saint-Lazare (room of the patients), apart from the celebrated offices,
projection and lighting of the exposure windows (coiner : 2€),
guided visits (except Sunday and bank holidays) by appointment
Admission fee :
Guided tour by appointment : 4 €