Visit of Beaune in Burgundy, the Hotel Dieu, the cellars

A visit to the town of Beaune in Burgundy to discover the Hospices de Beaune.

A visit to the capital of Burgundy wines: Beaune. The presented visit lasts half a day, of course do not miss a visit to the Hôtel-Dieu. For wine lovers there are many wineries to visit, you can visit the cellars of Patriarche. More generally, this visit can be included in a tour to discover Burgundy starting with a visit to Dijon and then taking the road of the wines up to Beaune. All along the road between Beaune and Dijon you find the greatest wines of Burgundy (Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges…).

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Duration: 3 h.

Patriarche

Patriarche
If you visit Burgundy you must visit a winery. It is not very difficult there are plenty on the road between Dijon and Beaune. Patriarch is one of the biggest dealer of Burgundy wine, it offers a tour of their cellars (3 million bottles!)

Belfry of Beaune

Belfry of Beaune

View of the city of Beaune

View of the city of Beaune
Beaune is a lovely little town, you can visit the town in one afternoon .

The manufacturing of barrels

The manufacturing of barrels

The roofs of the Hôtel-Dieu

The roofs of the Hôtel-Dieu
The Beaune hospice was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rollin. After earning a lot of money he wanted to build a place to heal the poor and redeem his soul. The glazed tiles are emblematic of the building of Burgundy.

The "poor" room

The "poor" room
In the large Hall the nuns cared for the poor. The medieval medicine was intimately related to the religion. This is why a part of the room is dedicated to a chapel.

The ceiling of the room of the "poor"

The ceiling of the room of the "poor"
Beautiful ceiling of the room of the "poor". The heating has only been installed in this room in 1875.

The altar of the "poor" room

The altar of the "poor" room
The altar of the room of the poor, expression of the Christian charity.

A room of the Hospices de Beaune

A room of the Hospices de Beaune
The nuns at work

The kitchens of the Hospices

The kitchens of the Hospices
The kitchens of the Hospices de Beaune. The nuns had to prepare meals for a hundred people.

Typical landscape of the wine route

Typical landscape of the wine route
In the background you can see the village of Volnay. It is very easy to follow the wine route of Burgundy.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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