PAN Paris

Private Guided Tour (in English) of the Salpétrière Hospital – Wednesday November 15, 2017 at 2 pm

The Salpêtrière was originally a gunpowder factory (saltpetre being a constituent of gunpowder), but in 1656 at the direction of Louis XIV, it was converted into a hospice for the poor of Paris. It also served as a prison for prostitutes, and a holding place for the mentally disabled, criminally insane, epileptics, and the poor. Although…

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