Hotel-Dieu

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.

Conditions :


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 €

Contact :

Association Julien Griffon 1625
Hôtel-Dieu de Cluny - Rue de l’Hôpital - 71250 Cluny
Tél : 06 38 62 24 32
julien.griffon1625@net-c.com
www.apothicaireries.eu