Visitationist Convent

  • Le Couvent des Visitandines


This care home occupies a former Visitandine convent which was established in 1627 by Saint Joan of Chantal, the grandmother of Madame de Sévigné. It houses a number of pharmaceutical jars in an 18th-century apothecary whose woodwork is listed as historical heritage.
Legend has it that a lime tree in the courtyard grew on the very spot where Saint Joan of Chantal lost a few drops of blood after pricking her finger while sewing. This charitable religious congregation combined contemplation with serving the poor and the sick. The nuns left the convent during the Revolution.
The ancient pharmacy can only be visited during Heritage Days.
Période(s) d'ouvertureOpens on the third weekend in September for Heritage Day visits, by appointment only.
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • categories :
    • Classified or listed (CNMHS)
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Apothecary
  • Religious patrimony :
    • Religious heritage
    • Convent
  • Period :
    • 17th C
    • 18th C
Useful Information
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
    • German
    • English
  • Audio-guide language(s) :
    • English
    • French


Free of charge.
Visitationist Convent
EHPAD Sainte-Jeanne de Chantal
Place des Visitandines
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Phone : +33 4 74 90 45 13
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


Le couvent des Visitandines
EHPAD Sainte-Jeanne de Chantal
Place des Visitandines
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.726679
Longitude : 5.252855
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