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Pharmacie de la Misericorde

1 rue de la Monnaie, 34000, Montpellier, France
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yesterday
“Lovely lady on the door but that's it.”
17 Feb 2016
“oddities of charities”
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1 rue de la Monnaie, 34000, Montpellier, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Rather disappointing display of pots and canisters which used to contain potions from times gone by. Only consists of 2 rooms. Took us 30 minutes to find the place and 5 minutes to look round it.

Thank HellholesLtd
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This museum, whose entry cost is included in the Montpellier City Card price, is small and quirky. Half of it is a collection of old pharmacy majolica jars and other impedimenta of pre-modern medicine. The other half is the disused chapel of the Sisters of...More

1  Thank EJSWA
Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is a small but interesting museum. There are only 2 rooms but each has many of the beautiful china pots which were used for drugs etc. There was nothing in English. It is one of a group of 3 museums one of which is...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Interesting little exhibition. The two rooms with explanations only in French don't do justice to the importance of the farmacy in the 17th century

Thank strainu
Reviewed 11 June 2013

The pharmacie is only two rooms and only takes 10 minutes to look round, but was quite interesting. Combine this with the old chapel literally just across the corridor and the whole visit takes 15 minutes and is well worth it. You then get 'free'...More

1  Thank SteveandMarianne
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Very poor, the antique shop around the corner had more to see. No guide in English and no offer of guided tour. chapel in a very poor state and equally lacked anything worth looking at. Would recommend instead the chateau d'avignon nr Arles, same price...More

1  Thank for2feet
Reviewed 24 June 2012

The guide is well worth listening to, we had a personal tour with him.

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 26 August 2011

We found this little museum a very interesting place. The French guide managed to inform us of everything in English. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank JanK311
Reviewed 11 June 2011

There are three museums in the parcours muséographique "Histoire et Patrimoine" of Montpellier, but we only had time for one so we chose the Pharmacie de la Misericorde as it shows a rare glimpse into the history of Montpellier's social health initiatives. You pay 3...More

13  Thank Neatham
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