The Saint-Roch Hospice Museum in Issoudun: timetables and events
Visit the riches of the museum of the hospice Saint-Roch? Yes, it is possible by booking a pleasant stay in a hotel in Issoudun. This beautiful museum combines modernity and history, encouraging visitors to enjoy the heritage of our beautiful city of Issoudun.
It will be very easy for you to get there from our hotel, because the museum is only 5 minutes by car and 10 minutes on foot.
You can discover the wonders of this museum on Monday & Tuesday from 14:00 to 18:00, and Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 18:00.
The historical route of Issoudun in the heart of the museum
The many treasures and the secular history of the city of Issoudun are presented in the museum of the hospice Saint-Roch. Founded in 1864 in the former location of the Hôtel-Dieu, this museum with a thousand chronicles chronicles the historical evolution of the city of the Iron Age in medieval times. Between these two periods, all the memories of the Gallo-Roman era are also well preserved in the museum. During your visit, you will be able to discover bronze objects dating from the Iron Age, the Mithra stele and the military monument used during the Gallo-Roman period as well as an astonishing bone buckle plate manufactured at the time medieval.
A fusion of past and present
In addition to modern art highlighting the works of Cécile Reims and Fred Deux, the museum of the hospice Saint-Roch also reveals large hospital buildings classified as historical monuments. A garden full of medicinal plants and an extra wing with a contemporary look complete the picture. The chapel with Gothic and flamboyant architecture is also included in the museum's wealth. This chapel, embellished with stained glass windows and walls of lily flowers has retained its splendor over time. In addition, you can see majestic sculptures of Trees of Jesse and a apothecary of the 17th and 18th century forming in itself a major asset thanks to its great wealth.
A more rewarding renovation
To keep the authenticity of the museum of the hospice Saint-Roch, a major renovation was carried out in 1995. This extension was signed by the famous architect Pierre Colboc in order to increase the number of visitors but especially to serve as shelter to other heritage legacies. Also thanks to this renovation, the museum also hosts episodic exhibitions dedicated to contemporary artists.
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-Museum of the hospice of Saint-Roch:
- Hospice Street Saint-Roch, 36100 Issoudun
- 02 54 21 01 76
-Hotel Jules Chevalier:
- 38 place of the Sacred Heart, 36100 Issoudun
- 02 54 03 33 83