Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Hospice for the Needy Turned Luxury Hotel

Marseille gets a magnificent new five-star hotel this week in the shape of the historic Hôtel Dieu, The origins of this monumental building located on the edge of the Old Town and overlooking the Old Port date back to the 12th century when a hospice for the poor and needy was built on this site. It evolved and expanded in the course of the centuries, before finally undergoing an estimated 120 million €uro conversion, amid some controversy. Click here to read more

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