We had been told to allow plenty of time to see everything so we had our lunch before going in. We found that not many museums have cafes in France but there are usually plenty of places to eat nearby!
The roof in the courtyard and the views we could see from outside were fabulous.
There were animated scenes behind curtains of patients being tended to by the Nuns.
The hospital continued to be in use until the mid sixties and all around were interesting things to see. The idea behind the hospital was that even the poor could appreciate nice things and the treatment was free. I have a link here if you are interested
All along the eaves were carved faces of animals.The kitchens fascinated me, especially the spit handle!
The church was at the end of the ward so that it could be easily accessed by all too!
Part of the hospital was slightly more luxurious for paying patients.
There was also an area in the museum on wine growing and the hospital had it's own vineyards which funded the hospital and now funds the new hospital in the town!
We also spent some time here during our stay in Beaune,it was called 'Dix Carnot' as it was number 10 in Place Carnot, their coffee was so smooth and the staff were so pleasant. We found out on our second visit that the lady behind the counter was English so I had a lazy time not practising my French!
I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for the 6th Anniversary T Stands for Tuesday post!
The patisserie here was excellent too so some shared cakes were ordered each time.Coffee for two here..
...and coffee for me and I think Coke Zero for hubby...
One day I tripped on our way to have a snack lunch - I fell on my poorly knee and although I managed to eat the first part of the days special offer - a Tartine(open sandwich) with salad, I didn't have the appetite to eat the dessert so these were put into a box for us and we ate it with a coffee from the hotel later in the day....
Fortunately this was the last time we saw rain on our trip(OK, a few drops in Poitiers, but not enough to merit an umbrella being put up) and by the time we went out for our evening meal the pavements were already dry.
We really loved Beaune but the next day it was time to move on to Lyon...
I also conveniently had a background page all ready in my journal, to which I added some washi tape.
I added a sentiment from a book of velum sentiments I bought from 'Action' a bargain shop in Poitiers.I painted on the pack and added some outlining to the words. I also drew a squiggly frame for the tag.
Recycling is a handy way not to lose favourite tags and I hope 'We're all good at recycling'
Thanks for looking, Chris