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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Beauford's Paris: Saint Anne's Hospital - Part 1

Beauford spent the last 3 1/2 years of his life at the Centre Hospitalier Sainte Anne (Saint Anne's Hospital) in Paris' 14th arrondissement. I had the opportunity to visit the grounds just a few days ago.

Centre Hospitalier Sainte Anne - Main Entrance
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I was surprised to find that Saint Anne's feels more like a college campus than a hospital. There are numerous benches for sitting and relaxing...

Parc Charles Baudelaire
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stand-alone buildings...

Esquirol, Magnan, and Morel Pavilions
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courtyards complete with statuary...

Central Pharmacy and Maurice Ravel courtyard
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and covered walkways.

Intersection of covered walkways
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A large 19th-century chapel can be found behind the pharmacy.

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With newly planted flower beds and sprays of daffodil and crocus dotting the lawns, my stroll through the grounds on that warm spring day was altogether pleasant!

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Next week, I'll bring you information on the history of the hospital, the protected green spaces on the grounds, and additional photos.

Insignia - Saint Anne's Hospital
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Anonymous said...

Hello! Thanks for pictures from Hospital of Sainte Anne. I'd like to ask if it's possible to enter the hospital ground like that and take photos? Or is a special permission needed? Thanks for a reply!

Monique Y. Wells said...

Yes, it is!