Before being a renowned 5 stars hotel and gastro restaurant, the Hôtel-Dieu was a hospital. This incredible building offering a breath-taking view of the Vieux-Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde is not be missed.
The Hôtel-Dieu was founded at the end of the 16th Century, grouping the Saint-Jacques de Galice and Saint-Esprit hospitals together. And it had a particularity: the staff was completely laic.
If it quickly became too small for Marseille growing population, it welcomed sick people until 1993. Then the edifice was used for medical teaching courses until 2006.
Located in Le Panier, the Hôtel Dieu was recently renovated to be transformed in a 5 stars hotel managed by the InterContinental group.
If you dont have the means to pay you a room, install you for a drink on the terrace, the view is sublime.
Tips and anecdotes
On the Hôtel-Dieu forecourt lies a bronze chest of Jacques Daviel, ophtalmologist and surgeon of King Louis XV. He was the first to perform surgery on cataract with success in 1745, in Marseille. The Pavillon Daviel, the old city court hall, is just nearby.
If you seat on the restaurant « Les Fenêtres » terrace, you will face our Bonne Mère, an incredible view.
6 place Daviel, 13002 Marseille
HOW TO GET TO THE HÔTEL DIEU ?
- Station Grand Rue
- Vieux-Port (line 1)
- Place Bargemon stop (line 49)