• Architecture


    One of the oldest hospitals in Europe! A majestic and authentic architectural ensemble. One of the oldest hospitals in Europe! A majestic and authentic architectural ensemble. A rich and original heritage site : Baroque chapel, cloister, gardens, sick ward, convent… A most enchanting place where cares of soul and body were combined… The cloister of…

  • Art


    The originality and interest of the collections of the Hospital Notre-Dame à la Rose lies in their variety and quality. Indeed, they illustrate many areas of the history of art and science. Moreover, they are preserved in situ and contribute very largely to recreate an atmosphere, peculiar to this place where time seems to have…

  • Medical and pharmaceutical collections

    Medical and pharmaceutical collections

    The Hospital Notre-Dame a la Rose houses a beautiful collection of medical and pharmaceutical objects. This collection is partly original but some acquisitions were added in recent years. Initially, the hospital is a charitable institution, as indicated by the etymological origin of its name (hospitality). The works of mercy are practiced in the name of…

  • The Gardens

    The Gardens

    The Hospital Notre-Dame à la Rose now houses a magnificent garden of medicinal plants where it is pleasant to walk around. Better still, if you are interested in plants and their benefits on health, beauty and well-being, you will find didactic panels (and their take-away booklet) which, for each plant, will detail its usable part,…

When Alix de Rosoit founded this hospital by establishing a religious community there, her intention was twofold : to provide for prayer for the eternel rest of the soul of her husband, Anould IV of Oudenaarde, and to do an act of charity by welcoming « the sick whose health is such that they are unable to go and beg from door to door… ».

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Chers visiteurs, l'exposition "Et si j'avais 20 ans en 1900, Lessines à la Belle Époque"
n'ouvre ses portes qu'à partir de 14h00. Cependant vous pouvez toujours visiter notre musée
durant les heures d'ouverture habituelles du musée, ainsi que profiter d'une pause gourmande à la Table d'Alix.

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