Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu
History and tradition
The museum is located in one of the most beautiful late baroque hospitals in Switzerland. It showcases the treasure of the church St. Pierre and the church windows of St. Germain as well as a pharmacy from the 19th century mainly made of maplewood made by Jean-Baptiste Carraz (1847), containing 241 pots made of china and glass and coming from Paris and a laboratory once used by nurses. In addition, a cabinet with prints of the diocese of Basel and a room devoted to ancient books published in Porrentruy from 1592 to 1792 can be visited. The exhibition is complemented by a valuable collection of pocket watches, which were produced in Porrentruy between 1880 and 1950.
Retrospective Jean-François Comment
Jean-François Comment, born 1919 in Porrentruy, the city where he died in 2002, having spent his whole life as a painter there, would have been 100 years old in 2019. To celebrate this centenary, three exhibitions are being organised, showing his work in its chronological development from his...