L'Hôpital des Anges is a fictional charity hospital in Paris, France. Claire Fraser volunteers there while she and Jamie live in Paris in 1744.
The three-story chateau that houses the convent and the hospital is rumored to have been given to Mother Hildegarde from her father as part of her dowry when she entered the church. Located near the Notre Dame de Paris, the hospital is run by Mother Hildegarde and the nuns of the Couvent des Anges.
Events of the Novels
Claire donates her time and medical expertise at the hospital in the spring of 1744, and befriends Mother Hildegarde while there. She ceases working when she begins to experience alarming symptoms related to her pregnancy.
Twenty-odd years after they last met, Claire visits Mother Hildegard at the hospital while she and Jamie search for information about the ship that kidnapped Young Ian. Claire lays a single pink tulip at the grave of her stillborn child, Faith, who is buried in the cemetery outside of the convent.
Joan MacKimmie delivers a note from Claire to Mother Hildegard at the convent, when she arrives there to become a nun herself in 1778.
- There is a real hospital near Notre Dame de Paris called Hôtel-Dieu. Founded in 651, it is considered to be the first hospital in the city, and the oldest operating hospital in the world. Up until the 19th century, it functioned as a charity hospice for the poor and sick.
- The crypt within Glasgow Cathedral was used for interior shots of the Hôpital for Season Two of the Outlander television series.
- The Military Church of St. John of Nepomuk was used as the exterior of the Hôpital.
- "Convent of Angels"