Ground-breaking doctors have worked in Toulouse, Purpan, Labadie and Rochas in the 17th Century and, in the 19th Century, the mental health expert Esquirol and his disciples, Gérard Marchand and Jean-Baptiste Delaye. It is only natural, therefore, that the Hôtel-Dieu should devote four rooms to old medical instruments, which seem so archaic and terrifying to us today. There are also books and engravings depicting various illnesses, which have thankfully disappeared from France. Don't miss the old pharmacy with its colorful jars of various mixtures. For specific timings, call ahead or check the website.
- Open Hours: Thursday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
- Nearest Train: Esquirol