Hospices de Beaune

Historic Building in Beaune

Côte-d’Or - Beaune - Hospices De Beaune
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The primary attraction of Beaune is the Hôtel-Dieu, a hospital established in 1443 by the chancellor of Burgundy, Nicholas Rolin. The hospital received vineyard donations from grateful former patients and their families, rapidly boosting Beaune’s prosperity as a hub of the local wine trade. The hospital features a cobblestone courtyard enclosed by a wooden gallery, capped with a striking roof adorned with diamond patterns of variegated tiles in green, burnt sienna, black, and yellow, alongside colorfully tiled steep-pitched dormers and turrets. Inside, visitors can explore the Grande Salle des Malades, a large hall with a magnificent arched timber roof and original wooden beds. The tour continues through two smaller, furnished wards, one decorated with impressive seventeenth-century frescoes, and moves past the kitchen and pharmacy to a dim chamber. This chamber houses the exquisite fifteenth-century altarpiece of the Last Judgement by Rogier van der Weyden, along with the tapestry of St. Eloi.

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Visiting Hospices de Beaune


30/03/24 to 17/11/24 of 09:00 to 19:30

18/11/24 to 31/12/24 of 09:00 to 12:30 – of 14:00 to 18:30


Adults: €12, Children: €5

Address: Hôtel Dieu, Rue de l'Hôtel Dieu, Beaune, France
Duration: 20 minutes

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