Hôtel-Dieu de Laon

Built in the thirteenth century, L’Hôtel-Dieu de Laon is the oldest of its kind in France. The "Grande Salle des Malades", on the ground is in a Gothic style, comprising of three naves. Conserved in the south wing are ten beds, once reserved for the sick. It is still possible to admire the wall paintings dating back to the fifteenth century. Today, the main room is used by the tourist office of the city Loan. The Salles des passants, in the basement, is open free to visitors. It had 3 of 6 arched vaulted vessels, resting on vegetal decorated columns.

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