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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 :
Open only during exhibitions from october 21st until november 8th and november 25th until february 28th from Wednesday to Sunday (12pm to 7pm)

Attack Alert

Following the terror attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13, 2015 and to ensure the safety of our visitors, public institutions are strictly applying the security measures decided by the French authorities.

It is strongly recommended not to bring suitcases and luggage to the public monuments. Only luggage not exceeding 55cmx35cmx20cm will be accepted.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and delay which may be caused by the extra security checks at the entrances.



Copyright :

Mairie de Versailles / Vincent Fillon, 2015