Centre De Cure Médicale Salem

THE ABANDONED HOSPITAL IN FRANCE


This ‘Centre De Cure Médicale Salem’ hospital closed its doors in 2010 due to the merge with another more modern hospitals. The hospital was inaugurated in 1890 as a sanatorium.

The work on the sanatorium began and August 1889. In the first years it was used as a holiday center for the sick. In 1903, the center was renamed ‘Sanatorium Salem’. In 1920, the sanatorium was bought by the ‘Caisse d’Assurance des Employés’, a social insurance fund. Since then, the sanatorium has changed owners several times. As a result the building is undergoing significantly transformations, altering its exterior and interior.

It was built high in the mountains surrounded by trees. The air of the forrest was ideal for the treatment of tuberculosis. Since the discovery of antibiotics, treating tuberculosis did not need specialised hospitals anymore. In 1959 the building was turned into a geriatric hospital with 60 beds until it closed down in 2011. The 110 residents were moved to other care institutes.

Private investors bought Salem in 2018 and reconverted it into a luxury hotel, with apartments and tourist residences. The costs were about 14 million euros. These photos of ‘Centre De Cure Médicale Salem’ were taken in 2013. Also check my reports of these abandoned hospitals in Germany, Portugal and France.

Built 1920
Abandoned 2011
Endangered
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem
Centre De Cure Médicale Salem

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