The Our Lady with the Rose Hospital in Lessines
Place Alix de Rosoit
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Located in the Hainaut province, not far from the city of Tournai, the Our Lady with the Rose Hospital is a unique example of how hospitals functioned in the Middle Ages.
In this mysterious old venue, some 20 rooms, precious and authentic art pieces, medical instruments from another age, rich pharmaceutical collections and a medicinal plant garden will stun and seduce visitors.
Founded in 1242 by Alix de Rosoit, the Our Lady with the Rose is one of the last self-sufficient hospitals, complete with a farm, gardens, ice chamber and cemetery.
This religious hospital is remarkable because the whole complex is well preserved but also because of the diversity of the structures and the rich art, pharmaceutical or medical collections, presented in a unique environment.
During your visit of the hospital, don't miss the Cloister Garden.
From Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays from 2pm to 6:30pm.
Last entry at 5:45pm
Guided tours in French and Dutch on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays at 3pm.
Conference-visit every second Sunday of the month.
Visit with an audio guide or tablet.
Open all year from Tuesday to Sunday, booking required.
Guided tours in French, Dutch, German and English.
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