Valenciennes general hospital (XVIII.)
This classical building was erected on the orders of Louis XV based on a design from the architect Contant D’Ivry, to welcome the poor of the Hainaut area. It is one of the most noteworthy civil buildings of the 18th century in Valenciennes. The building, which features a quadrilateral design, with its two floors and a high roof, leads onto a large courtyard which is partly paved. Displaying a sober style, it harmoniously combined redbrick and protruding stone features as is customary in the region.