Famous for its excellent wines, produced by vineyards bequeathed to it by grateful patients over the years, this hospital was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor to the Duke of Burgundy, and his wife Guigone. The sick are now treated in a state-of-the-art building on the outskirts of town, built and maintained thanks to money earned from the hospital’s annual wine auction, which takes place on the third weekend of November, the Vente des Vins des Hospices de Beaune. The interesting sights are many, including the colorful tiled roof, the vast “room of the poor,” and The Last Judgment polyptych by Flemish artist Roger van der Weyden. An audioguide, included in the entrance fee, provides an entertaining and informative commentary by “Nicolas” and “Guigone.”
Hôtel-Dieu des Hospices Civils de Beaune
Rue de l’Hôtel-Dieu
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Mid-Mar to mid-Nov daily 9am–6:30pm; mid-Nov to mid-Mar daily 9–11:30am and 2–5:30pm Phone 03-80-24-45-00 Prices Admission 7.50€ adults, 5.50€ children ages 10–18, free for children 9 and under Web site Hôtel-Dieu des Hospices Civils de Beaune
MapRue de l’Hôtel-Dieu Beaune
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