A place with a thousand facets, magical and timeless

One of the oldest hospitals in Europe! A majestic and authentic architectural ensemble. A place full of emotions, to be discovered with its thousand facets: Baroque chapel, cloister, gardens, sick ward, convent… A most enchanting place where care of soul and body was combined…


A NEW THEME : THE MEDICINAL HERB GARDEN

Visit the garden of medicinal plants … an oasis with incredible charm … a garden of reference for lovers of herbalism. A didactic discovery of some 250 medicinal plants on 500m2.

Lessines has always been a Mecca for the cultivation of medicinal plants and herbalism. The hospital Notre-Dame à la Rose features a beautiful garden of medicinal plants where it is good to wander. Better yet, if you are interested in plants and their benefits to health, beauty and well-being, you will find educational panels that, for each plant, will detail its usable part, its properties, indications and ways you how to use it, with in addition each time a small anecdote on the plant …. The garden also has a pretty rose garden.

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Currently, one special exhibition

FASCINATING MEDECINE OF YESTERYEAR

A unique exhibition on the history of medicine and pharmacy, from the 15th to 19th century.

Enema, trepanning kit, amputation saw … More than 300 instruments retrace the evolution and history of medicine, surgery and pharmacy, from the era of Ambroise Pare to Louis Pasteur. Travel back through time!

Until november 30th 2017.

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News

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Exhibition “From Ambroise Paré to Louis Pasteur”
The « Hôpital Notre-Dame à la Rose » will host a dynamic exhibition entitled « From Ambroise Paré to Louis Pasteur – A Large Cabinet...

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L’Helkiase and digitization
Discover our 'Helkiase' records owing to the Plan de préservation et d'exploitation des patrimoines of the French Community. This digitization plan, adopted by the Government...

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Video ‘Hospitalia’
Pictures by Elena Franco, movie by E. Genesini Facebook Elena Franco...

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Visit the museum with your Smartphone or iPhone
Visit the museum with you Iphone of Smartphone! This app allows you to visit the museum and its surroundings.        ...

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Visitors and press testify

Visitors testify

An exotic and informative output – Jan d’ Eecklo

Superb restoration of one of the oldest hospitals in Europe  – Jean-Paul d’Ath

Nice tucked away surprise – Lilie, Belgique

An incredible collection of medical instruments – Luc de Diest

An absolute must –  Labuissière – Hainaut

A little known jewel– Su de Dilbeek

Worth a big detour –Bernard de Tournai

Very nice and interesting – Philippe de Paris

To discover and re-discover – Pierre de  Bruxelles

In the press

‘’An exceptional site, recognized as major Walloon and European heritage… A showplace of medieval history, history itself, which many would envy … To be discovered without delay.’’.

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‘’A unique, original place… alive … and full of charm and mystery’’.

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‘’ Thanks to this new scenography  (…), the meticulous description of convent life gives a visit to the hospital visit a real originality.’’.

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‘’The Notre-Dame à la Rose Hospital is a unique place, famous for its extraordinary beauty but also for its artistic, architectural, medical and social value’’. (Jury du Prix des musées 2010)

‘’Its assets: architecture, art history (…), the sum of objects that, through the ages, tell the story of evolution in medicine and care. An exceptional historical place, full of life’’.

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‘’For its architecture, its collections, its atmosphere, its entertainment … Many reasons to come and return to the Hospital ’’.

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‘A huge aesthetic shock’

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