The Hospice Comptesse, also called Hospice Notre Dame, dates back to the 17th century and was built in 1237 under order of Jeanne, a Countess of Flanders. The hospice became a museum in 1962, and now hosts an exposition on the social and cultural life in Lille between the 17th and the 18th centuries. The rooms’ structure, furniture, paintings and decorations have all been left intact and unchanged, so you may feel as if you’ve traveled back in time when you enter this building. There’s also a garden featuring about 30 different medicinal plants, the same kinds that were likely used when the hospice was still in use.
Hours: Monday 2 PM – 6 PM; Wednesday-Sunday 10 AM – 12.30 PM, 2 PM – 6 PM
Hospice Comtesse, 32 Rue de la Monnaie, Lille, France, +33 3 28 36 84 00