The history of the Hôtel-Dieu hospital began in the 12th century; however, the current Neo-Classic
appearance was created by Jacques-Germain Soufflot during the 18th century. This 380- meter long
building stands on the bank of the Rhône river. It constitutes an outstanding example of hospital
history, resembling the daily life of the hospital through many objects, pharmaceutical and
surgical instruments, therapies and remedies. You will be able to discover the hospital's three
wards, two chapels, the pharmacy, the council hall and archives.
Destroyed in 1944, the dome –which formerly served as chapel- was rebuilt according to its