Hey , what about a hospital at Pontivy!

Ok i am not going there yet but  hey what about a hospital at Pontivy! There are sometimes wonderful historical buildings we passed by it every day without much realising this. I know I have wonderful ones in my old Versailles, but here we can count on some too even if less glamorous.

I like to tell you a bit on the hospital of Pontivy that always struck me when walking by it along the Blavet canal river. Hope you enjoy the curiosity of mine and the off the beaten path site!

There was an older hospital here goiong back to the early 1800’s when Napoléon I was around and the town was call Napoléonville! In November 9, 1804 it received the name of Napoléonville.  All is arranged to make this a model city with new architecture whereby the first stone was put on August 12 1807 in his presence. The town ask to be called Bourbonville after the first Restauration 1814-1815 (monarchy), and takes the name of Pontivy after the return of king Louis XVIII, later it comes back to be called  Napoléonville under Napoléon III. From  1870 the town regained the current name of Pontivy. Which of course in Breton is Pondi.


In August 2013: Pontivy Communité  (the metro area of Pontivy) acquires part of the old Pontivy hospital at place Ernest Jan and installs its administrative headquarters there.  January 1, 2017: Pontivy Communité has 25 towns for nearly 47,300 inhabitants. Its central city, Pontivy, has nearly 15,000.

The Center hospitalier du Center Bretagne (CHCB) is a hospital center in Morbihan and Côtes-d’Armor, before becoming the Center Hospitalier du Center Bretagne, the CHCB was 3 different entities: the Pontivy hospital, the Loudéac hospital and the Plémet Rehabilitation Center.


And so from an emperor to a king and a town then a metro area this is in short the Pontivy hospital. A grand architecture still can be seen along the Blavet river. Hope uou enjoy the curiosity of mine!

The Pontivy communité webpage in French: Pontivy Communité on its history

Official new hospital webpage: New Hospital of Pontivy

And remember, happy travel, good health , and many cheers to all!!!



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