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France Sanitarium Delirium - France - October 2018

Paradox

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Sanatorium Delirium

So I've been so busy getting my dumbex youtube channel, FB page and Insta up to like 20 billion views, likes, shares and subscribers I haven't had time to post anything here.

Ok we all know that is bullshit, I have one video of dolphins on my youtube with 0 likes and deffo no subscribers, I don't have a dumbex FB page and Insta is just for fun so I'm not likely to be retiring of my Social Media profits anytime soon!

The reality, it's 2 am and I'm wide awake and TV is shit. Also its simply not having done much and when I have done something, being too fucking lazy to write a report. C'mon, you know it isn't just me, we are all a little guilty of doing stuff and not posting reports so I'm making a concerted effort this year to post stuff. 

Anyway, this is from last October, we were heading for the Catas without much of a plan, it was KTAlloween season and we were hoping for a party. Not knowing if there was or if we were gonna fail we decided to head over anyway. To break up the drive we decided to stop off at Sanitorium Delirium on the way. I have to say I'm really glad we did it was soooo pretty even if it was little trashed and empty.

We arrived at about 4 am and yeah there was not a cat in hells chance I was arsing around getting in and finding somewhere to sleep when I had a perfectly comfy seat in the Limo and s snuggly warm sleeping bag to hand!. DiscoKitten and Adam had other plans and happily trotted off without us to bed up inside for the night with promises we would come in when we got up.

After a lovely snooze, four of us crawled out the Limo and after stretching like bagpuss and filling up on coffee and cookies, we made out way in.

History (it's only short as the sluggish hold of laziness still has me in its grip and I couldn't be arsed doing anything other than plagiarising someone else's history!)

France preferred to keep its very sick population away from the general hospitals, so plans were made to construct a large sanatorium covering 336,000 square metres to house a total of 250 beds. These would be shared between two buildings, one for men and the other for women.

The first building was completed at a cost of 1,600,000 francs and construction started on 13 July 1894, it opened in August 1900 with a capacity of 164 beds. The second building opened in 1928 and brought the total capacity of the sanatorium to 320. During the First World War, the sanatorium was requisitioned and reserved exclusively for women. 

The 3-storey hospital buildings consist of a large building, open in a U-shape with two wings and outside seating areas running along one side. The sanatorium was evacuated after being bombed during the Second World War on 19 May 1940 but reopened in August of that year.

In 1967 the ground floor was converted into inpatient units and the entire place closed in 1997.

I truly hope the urbex gods can forgive my lackadaisical approach to research and report writing and I promise to try harder next time ;)

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Really liking this and pleased you could take time from your YouTube celeb status to post such delightful derptastic images. 

 

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This place must have been lovely in its day - the exterior is fantastic and lots of nice decay inside now. Looks great!

 
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Really liking this and pleased you could take time from your YouTube celeb status to post such delightful derptastic images. 
I know it's so difficult being such a Social Media Celeb these days, I mean having to beg for likes and shares is so draining, today I'm utterly exhausted from lying on my sofa buying  ahem I mean encouraging all those people to love me for my epic creativity and content. Not to mention having to find new and quirky insta filters to make me look so pretty??

Joking aside cheers :)

This place must have been lovely in its day - the exterior is fantastic and lots of nice decay inside now. Looks great!

We went again in April and its a lot more trashed now :(  Attempts have been made to seal it but new access has been created.

 

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Once, it was a really great place. During the first years after the closure, there was still guarding by security (but how it looks like there today, no guard anymore, I guess). Anyway, so at first there was no vandalism and the buildings later had beautiful decay. Unfortunately, in the following years, a lot of the furnishings were removed, some things were stolen, and several areas were sprayed with (mostly not really beautiful) graffiti. 
But you still could take some nice pics there.

 
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We love youtube goons here so welcome back :D Even though it looks a bit battered I'd quite like to see this some time. Some of that graff is actually pretty banging

 
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Yeah I bet it was proper awesome when it was first closed. We didnt see any security either times we went but again in under a year the state of it  has massively declined :(

The Raw there is loads of really good graf here, its a nice stop off on the way in to Paris too :)  ALthough you might not want to sleep in the loft its a bit dusty as its full of insulation and damn you cough up some good stuff in the morning if you do sleep there lol

 
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