What about a hospital in Pontivy !

Ok I am not going there yet, and hopefully you neither, but what about a hospital in Pontivy ! There are sometimes wonderful historical buildings we passed by it every day without much realising this. I know there are many, but this one caught my eye in wonderful Pontivy and would like to update the post for you and me. I like to tell you a bit on the hospital of Pontivy that always struck me when walking by it along the Blavet river (see post). Hope you enjoy the curiosity of mine and the off the beaten path site on the Hospital of Pontivy !

pontivy hospital across blavet river feb20

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

pontivy hospital front across blavet river feb20

The official new hospital on visitors infohttps://www.ch-centre-bretagne.fr/?page_id=146

The Pontivy communité tourist office on things to do/see :https://en.tourisme-pontivycommunaute.com/Discover/Visit-Pontivy

There you go folks, 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 it as I!

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

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