Rouen | In the Footsteps of De La Salle | The Brothers of the Christian Schools

Hospice General

Adrian Nyel was the administrator of this house for the poor when Mme Maillefer sent him to Reims in 1679 to establish a school for poor boys. The Brothers eventually lived and worked here for some years when they first came to Rouen, before moving out to their own home and running several schools for the poor in the town.

Questions to Consider

What must this location have been like during the time Nyel worked here?