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Museum
“The Hôtel-Dieu is a former hospital founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy, and his wife, Guigone de Salins. It is only when you step into the main courtyard that you see the flamboyant roof with varnished tiles, a...more Closed Now Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM See all hours Suggested duration: 1-2 hours”
  • 48 locals recommend
History Museum
“ A hospital foundation from the Middle Ages, the Hospices de Beaune is one of France’s most prestigious historic monuments. Its flamboyant Gothic architecture, its polychrome roofs and a renowned vineyard make this museum one of Burgundy’s gems. The Hospices de Beaune is also famous for its 60 hectares wine estate, producing prestigious wines, sold at auction on the third Sunday in November. A Palace for the Poor When in 1443, Chancellor Nicolas Rolin founded the Hôtel Dieu (Hospices de Beaune), Beaune was coming out of the 100 years war, a period of unrest and plague that decimated the countryside. It was for the poor and the most disadvantaged that this masterpiece inspired by the most outstanding hôtels-Dieu of Flanders and Paris was built. Behind the austere slate roofs of the facade are the stunning courtyard, beautiful varnished tile roofs and overhead skylights. All around the courtyard, the harmonious organisation of buildings rule the life of this charitable institution: under the hull-shaped arches of the poor room, the sick were welcomed in, and in the kitchen with its huge Gothic chimneys, meals were prepared, while the apothecary with its mortar and earthenware pots, was the preserve of the sister pharmacist. Palace for the poor - Hospices de Beaune © Francis Vauban Palace for the poor - Hospices de Beaune © Francis Vauban Hospices de Beaune: a foundation for all eternity Nicolas Rolin used his vast knowledge of hospital institutions to make his hôtel Dieu (Hospices de Beaune) an establishment capable of surviving the centuries. As a good trader, he placed it under the spiritual authority of the Holy See, free from any charge and under good management, endowing it with vineyards, farms and woods. But the search for architectural perfection, the beauty of objects and the polyptych of the Last Judgement ordered from Rogier Van der Weyden, one of the great masters of Flemish painting, it’s the Christian and philanthropist to whom we’re indebted. Nicolas Rolin made his hôtel dieu a work and an act of faith for all eternity. Hôtel-Dieu's Entrance © Studio Piffaut Polyptych of the Last Judgement © F. Vauban Entrance - Hospices de Beaune © Francis Vauban Pharmacy © Francis Vauban Hospices de Beaune: the wine-makers’ hospital In 1457, Guillemette Levernier made the first gift of vineyards to the Hospices de Beaune, and this tradition was to continue for five centuries. Today, the wine estate is around 60 hectares, of which 50 are devoted to Pinot Noir and the rest to Chardonnay. Entrusted to 22 winemakers handpicked by its manager, this exceptional vineyard accounts for 85% of premiers crus and grands crus sold at auction on the third Sunday in November. The sale, today organised by Christie's auction house, is the most famous wine charity auction in the world. The proceeds of the sale are used to improve the hospital’s equipment and in the conservation of the Hôtel Dieu. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Museum
“A great honor to old winemaking practices and the working tradition of the region”
  • 6 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“tout sur le vin ! Avec en plus de jolis bijoux, une bonne librairie et à l'étage ne belle sélection de cadeaux bébés et enfants Anything wine related, great jewelery and books and upstairs a very good shop for kids presents”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Très belle expérience gastronomique qui revisite les bons produits bourguignons avec beaucoup de finesse dans un cadre cosy, aux portes des Remparts de Beaune. Menu déjeuner très bon et accessible, menu dégustation et terrasse!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bistronomique ! Ancien candidat Top Chef tout en discrétion et en authenticité.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Le plus vieux bar à vins de Beaune, restaurant avec spécialités locales : oeufs meurette, boeuf bourguignon, terrasse, dans les rues piétonnes”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“N'y entrez jamais ! (vous ne pourrez plus en sortir) Nous on craque pour la tatin et la maison de pain d'épices à Noël (véritable œuvre d'art, bonhomme pain d'épices en a chassé Dame tartine). Pour le reste, à vous de goûter...”
  • 2 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Un large choix de vins à tous les prix, avec une sélection soignée et un accueil chaleureux.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is a great restaurant that just opened in April 2019. Great food with selected quality ingredients and a beautiful wine list at very reasonable prices.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Visit 2,5 acres of cellars under Beaune and taste the wines of this family owned estate & wine merchand. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Très belle expérience gastronomique qui revisite les bons produits bourguignons avec beaucoup de finesse dans un cadre cosy, aux portes des Remparts de Beaune. Menu déjeuner très bon et accessible, menu dégustation et terrasse!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bistronomique ! Ancien candidat Top Chef tout en discrétion et en authenticité.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Le plus vieux bar à vins de Beaune, restaurant avec spécialités locales : oeufs meurette, boeuf bourguignon, terrasse, dans les rues piétonnes”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is a great restaurant that just opened in April 2019. Great food with selected quality ingredients and a beautiful wine list at very reasonable prices.”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Le Baltard Café est un bar brasserie situé en face des Hospices de Beaune dont la propriétaire est gérante.”
  • 1 local recommends

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