Whatever your reason for going to the Pitié-Salpétrière hospital, remember to book your parking space in advance, saving you time, money and not stressing you out! Just take a look at our map to find a car park, which suits you!
In the past, the building has also been called the Hôpital de la Salpêtrière. It was founded in the 17th century, where its original use was as a factory for making gunpowder.
This hospital has seen its fair share of famous faces; Jean-Martin Charcot did a lot of research into various diseases such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis (MS) at the hospital. Since then, several celebrities have been treated, for example, think Ronaldo. Also, the famous Sigmund Freud has worked for a while.
During the French Revolution, the hospital treated 10,000 people and held 300 prisoners. So, this place really does have a coloured history! And the building is still very much as it was in the 17th century, of course, with its facilities modernised.
There’s no prisoners anymore! In fact, the hospital is known for its outstanding care. It specialises in psychiatry and neurology.
Want to use public transport? Well, the Saint-Marcel metro stop (line 5) is nearby too! So how about a morning taking in the Arc de Triomph, then your appointment followed by an afternoon at the Louvre?