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The ancien Richaud hospital and its restaured chapel

The ancient Richaud Hospital and its restaured chapel

It was in the late XVIIth century that Louis the XIVth created a charity house to meet the needs of his domestics in Versailles. Louis the XVth made it a royal hospital, with more attributions, and replaced the irregular premises in 1781 with the superb current buildings, completed in the XIXth century.

Jewel of neoclassical architecture, the chapel is the center of the architectural ensemble arranged as a H, by the architect J.F. Darnaudin. Disused since 1981, the buildings have been the subject of a complete restoration, completed in 2015, and are now primarily used to housing.

Practical information :


Ancien Hopital
Richaud :
78, Boulevard de la Reine
78000 Versailles

Opening time :
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday night until 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Free entry
Closed from July 12th to August 30th, 2015

Copyright :

Mairie de Versailles / Vincent Fillon, 2015