One of the first buildings created during the reign of Napoleon III, the Hôpital du Vésinet was initially, from 1855, the 'Asile Impérial' (Imperial asylum).
This fine architectural gem, with its mixture of arches and domes, is surrounded by greenery – flowers, plants and trees.
Initially, it welcomed convalescent workers; later, only those from the département de la Seine. It was then temporarily transformed into a military hospital during the two World Wars, before becoming, in 1981, a public hospital ('Etablissement Public Hospitalier, Départemental') going by the name of 'Centre de Moyen Séjour pour Convalescence, Cure et Réadaptation du Vésinet'. In 1993, it became the Hôpital du Vésinet.
Today, the hospital continues its medical vocation, but also incorporates culture into its daily llife, organising exhibitions and concerts all year round for its patients.
You can visit it on special occasions, such as the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine (European Heritage Days).
Open on rare occasions, such as the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine (European Heritage Days).