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Places of memory à ELNE

MATERNITE SUISSE D’ELNE

Address

Château d'En Bardou
Route de Montescot - D612
66200 ELNE

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About

Château d'en Bardou, an elegant Art Nouveau building completed in 1902, topped with a glazed dome and originally built on 4 equal branches, in a Greek cross, was commissioned by the industrialist and politician Eugène Bardou. This large residence illustrates the extraordinary economic growth of Roussillon.
This castle, rented by the Secours Suisse d'Aide aux Enfants des Victimes de Guerre, was transformed into a maternity hospital between 1939 and 1944 by the teacher and nurse Elisabeth Eidenbenz (1913 – 2011), decorated with the Legion of Honor. in 2007. His fight will allow the birth of 595 children from mothers of various nationalities and faiths. The Swiss Maternity Hospital, classified as a Historic Monument in 2013, is a symbol of hope and peace, inscribed in the European memory circuits of the XNUMXth century.

Built in 1900, this castle welcomed during the period 1939-1944 mothers about to give birth, interned in the camps of Argelès-sur-Mer, Rivesaltes, Saint-Cyprien and Gurs.
Thanks to the courage and determination of a young nurse from the Swiss Red Cross, Elisabeth Eidenbenz, more than 600 children were kept away from the sordid camps there, until it was closed by the Germans in 1944.

We speak: English, Catalan, Spanish

Opening

Opening hours from January 02 to March 31, 2023
Tuesday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Stopping of the ticket office 1 hour before the closing of the site.
Opening hours from April 01 to April 30, 2023
Monday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Stopping of the ticket office 1 hour before the closing of the site.
Opening hours from May 02 to September 30, 2023
Monday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Thursday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Friday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Saturday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Sunday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Stopping of the ticket office 1 hour before the closing of the site.
Opening hours from October 01 to December 31, 2023
Tuesday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Stopping of the ticket office 1 hour before the closing of the site.

Prices

Prices Min. Max.
Full price
4.5 € -
Reduced price
4 € -
Reduced price
3 € -
Child rate
NC NC

Payment

  • Credit card
  • French bank and postal checks
  • French "Chèques vacances"
  • Cash
  • Administrative mandates
  • Visa

Services

Facilities

  • Quick drop off area
  • Aire de pique-nique
  • Elevator
  • Auditorium
  • Drinks dispenser
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Water point
  • Screening Room
  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilets

Services

  • Camera allowed
  • Shop
  • Covid-19 Measures applied
  • Possibility of rest

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