Les Hospices de Beaune, or Hotel-Dieu de Beaune, a charitable almshouse and hospital for the poor, built 1443-57 by Flemish architect Jacques Wiscrer, and founded by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, and his wife Guigone de Salins, in Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France. The buildings, set around an internal courtyard, are in Northern Renaissance and Flamboyant Gothic style, with half-timber galleries, ornate rooftops with Burgundian glazed tiles in geometric patterns and dormer windows. The hospital was run by the nuns of the order of Les Soeurs Hospitalieres de Beaune, and remained a hospital until the 1970s. The building now houses the Musee de l'Histoire de la Medecine, or Museum of the History of Medicine, and is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Les Hospices de Beaune, or Hotel-Dieu de Beaune, a charitable almshouse and hospital for the poor, built 1443-57 by Flemish architect Jacques Wiscrer, and founded by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, and his wife Guigone de Salins, in Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France. The buildings, set around an internal courtyard, are in Northern Renaissance and Flamboyant Gothic style, with half-timber galleries, ornate rooftops with Burgundian glazed tiles in geometric patterns and dormer windows....
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