Pharmacie et Chapelle de la Miséricorde

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The historical complex of the Miséricorde located at 2 Rue de la Monnaie contains the last apothecary of Montpellier still in place and is one of the jewels still intact of the local medical and artistic patrimony. Since the departure of the Sisters of the Charité de Saint Vincent de Paul in 2001, this place of memory classified historical monument, is managed by the City of Montpellier.

In 1622, in the tradition of charitable works, the laic congregation of the Dames de la Miséricorde (Ladies of Mercy) founded the work of the same name. Associated with the Filles de la Charité (Daughters of Charity), they settled in a house bequeathed by Anne de Conty d’Argencourt in 1715.

The pharmacy, made up of two rooms (the dispensary of the 18th and that of the 19th century) contains a very rare collection of albarello jars: “monster” jars, “canon” jugs, jugs and chevrettes jars, testimony of several centuries of Montpellier-style earthenware.

The chapel constructed in the former workshops of La Monnaie in 1830 is decorated with paintings illustrating the history of Montpellier’s charitable movement, including two great religious paintings The Charité de Saint Vincent de Paul (Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul) by Eugène Devéria (1808-1893) and The Les Dames de la Miséricorde (Ladies of Mercy) by Auguste Glaize (1807-1893).

Other paintings signed by Reynaud Levieux (1613-1699) make the chapel a small conservatory of regional painting from the 17th to the 19th century.

Contacts & Details

2 Rue de la Monnaie 34000 Montpellier

Sunday:

10:30 – 12:30

13:30 – 18:00

Tuesday:

10:30 – 12:30

13:30 – 18:00

Wednesday:

10:30 – 12:30

13:30 – 18:00

Thursday:

10:30 – 12:30

13:30 – 18:00

Friday:

10:30 – 12:30

13:30 – 18:00

Saturday:

10:30 – 12:30

13:30 – 18:00