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Espace Museal des Bains de la Reine

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Unexpected but rewarding find!

I had no idea that Roman hypocaust technology had been adopted in later centuries, especially... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
LRTA2014
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Interesting interlude

The "bains" are the remains of a medieval sauna, built in stone with a hypercaust below. I never... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
caropl
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 Sep 2017
“Unexpected but rewarding find!”
9 Jul 2017
“Interesting interlude”
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I had no idea that Roman hypocaust technology had been adopted in later centuries, especially surprising in medieval times! Also had no idea just how much bathing a)went on at all and b)across all classes. Very good film there depicting this across several countries in...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The "bains" are the remains of a medieval sauna, built in stone with a hypercaust below. I never knew that this was the usual facility in a medieval substantial house/ castle! Believed all I was told about no body washing much then! There is quite...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

The centre-piece of the museum is a private bath-house built in the 14th century for a princess. A bath was a rare pleasure only the wealthy could afford in the Middle Ages, and very few bath-houses remain from those times. One is in the palace...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Following on from our great meal at Aux Sabots Rouge we wondered down the road to the Tourist Information and found this reclaimed and reconstructed 14th century model of a sauna. Interesting presentations around the rise and fall of public bathhouses in Paris. The receptionist...More

2  Thank Traveler634066
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend a visit of this 14th century medieval baths. I was received by the two girls that work there, one for the tourists office (who incidentally speaks English better than I do, albeit with a cute accent) and the tour guide who did...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

A very interesting and educational visit. The exhibition is put together very well indeed. Well worth the visit.

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