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Report - Sanitorium d'Aincourt, France


b3n

onehundredandthirtythree
Regular User
Located in the centre of a forest beside a remote village in lIe de France Sanitorium d'Aincourt was built in 1931 and originally consisted of 3 almost identical wards 300m apart. Designed by Edouard Crevel and Paul-Jean Decaux 2 of the huge concrete structures have been abandoned, whilst the third remains a part of the active hospital in the centre of the site.

The hospital was built before the discovery of antibiotics for the fresh air treatment of TB. During the Nazi occupation of France the wards were requisitioned and used as a concentration camp for french dissidents.

Our visit, on the last day of a trip to central France was pretty relaxed - the northern most building, Le pavillon du Docteur-Vian, has been abandoned the longest and is used for airsoft games. Small plastic balls litter the floor of the vast concrete shell. Le pavillon Adrien-Bonnefoy-Sibour, further to the south is slightly harder to access but the internals, whast trashed are in a much better condition. Throughout the surrounding forest are other buildings relating to the old TB hospital; a water tower and possible morgue amongst others.

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b3n

onehundredandthirtythree
Regular User
Can someone edit post title with France - April 2017, forgot, cheers!
 

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