Tuesday, 26 April 2011

L'hôpital Richaud I


I'm back! Jet-lagged as hell and with 'old' photos! This is what's left of Hôpital Richaud, the former royal hospital. Its history goes as far back as 1636 when it was an almshouse. The current ruin was built as a civilian hospital from 1781 to 1859 to plans by C-F Darnaudin. After a recent fire, it is soon to become... a very upscale condo, keeping its historic style and features.

Je suis de retour, la tête à l'Ouest et avec de "vieilles" photos ! Voici ce qui reste de l'hôpital Richaud, l'ancien hôpital royal. A l'origine maison de charité dès Louis XIII en 1636, la ruine actuelle fut construite entre 1781 et 1859 sur les plans de C-F Darnaudin, et après un récent incendie, va bientôt devenir... un immeuble d'habitation de luxe.

26 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm glad the exterior will remain, although I sometimes think are already enough upscale condos in the world. Welcome back! (I'm still jet-lagged, too.)
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Thérèse said...

Dommage et tant mieux...

Woody said...

Welcome home, I trust your had a good trip?

I would think the former hospital would make nice condos and I bet they will go for a pretty penny!

Jack said...

It would be an appealing place to be. Welcome back! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with as you recover and spring moves along.

Magpie said...

Welcome home! Hope you had a great trip. This is such a beautiful building and so much history!

Bergson said...

tu reviens avec la tête à l'ouest pour nous parler d’hôpital.
Je crains le pire

T. Becque said...

Welcome back! Let me know if you have any jet lag tips :) I bet this will make a great place for condos.

Day4plus said...

Welcome welcome back.
I had fun I hope you did. that should confuse anyone.
C'est Moi---MaryBeth

Dina said...

Welcome. Hope you are "well arrived" except for the jet lag.

A great building but not sure I'd want it to be my future address.

VP said...

Welcome back! In Italy the fire wouldn't have been an accident if it was useful in changing the destination of the building...

Dave said...

Welcome back. I suppose the upside is the the exterior stays the same. But where will the car park be for all those must have 4 x 4 that are essential city transport???

Hope you had a super time.

Allan.Alexandre. said...

entendu parler de loin, il reste quelques lits pour les urgences , mais il y a une bon CHU à Versailles.

Malyss said...

Hey, coucou! je ne pensais pas te revoir si vite! J'espère que tout s'est bien passé; Recupère bien, bon retour et bonne reprise!
grosses bises!

Virginia said...

We're glad you're back and hope your trip was wonderful. Keep us posted on the new life of this beautiful old building.
V

Kaori said...

Welcome back! How was your trip? Hope you get over the jet-lag soon!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Glad that you have returned and will recover quickly... my jet-lag was lost in a flurry of work and Easter eggs - hah! Missed seeing you in Versailles last week!

Bises,
G

Cergie said...

Le jet lag viendrait de ce que nous avons plusieurs rythmes qui doivent être en phase ; en ce moment lorsque tu es réveillée tu as la température de quelqu’un qui dort.
Je crois aussi que dans la tête tu es encore ailleurs.
Un hôpital en ruine (de belles ruines) qui aurait pu tout aussi bien être un couvent ou un collège. Les architectes ne se foulaient guère à l’époque sauf qu’il fallait que ce soit beau et que cela se la pète.

Theanne and Baron said...

From an almshouse to "a very upscale condo"...how times change! Welcome home!

Randy said...

Welcome back! So happy to see you and I hope you had a wonderful time with friends.

Loree said...

Welcome back. Hope you enjoyed it.

EG Wow said...

Amazing that this has been renovated into a condo. I bet that was a LOT of work!

Birdman said...

At first I misread it... thought it said it was once an alehouse. hahahaha

Tammie Lee said...

1636 is a long time ago.....
wonderful to see, thank you.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

It's nice that it wasn't totally destroyed...and I like the idea of an upscale condo even though I probably couldn't afford to live there.

ρομπερτ said...

An impressive mean to measure time indeed.

Please have a good Wednesday.


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Francisca said...

Might be cool to have a condo in an old hisoric building like that... but I'd never pay a premium for a place without a view. Welcome home. I just arrived back in Bucharest.