Jul 18 2013
I visited again another lovely city in France. If you heard about the so-called “Capital of Burgundy wines”, you probably know what I am talking about here. That was only a 2-hour visit in Beaune but I am glad that I was able to explore some of the most interesting sights in this city. I should have discovered more if I did not took a tour in one of its famous sights known as the Hospices de Beaune.
The entrance to the Hospices de Beaune or Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune. It is a former charitable almshouse in Beaune, France. This was taken during our stop-over last July 10, 2013. © ww.travel-snapshots.com
It is very interesting to visit and explore historical sights like the Hospices de Beaune. It took me over an hour to tour inside this hospital building. It is now a museum and it is really a must-to-see when visiting Beaune. As far as I can remember I paid 7.00 Euros entrance to go inside.
One of the ladies from our group always followed me in Beaune. She also travelled alone like me but we were in a group of German tourists. She is already retired and I believed she still wants to see the world while she is still breathing. She is probably in her 70’s and I admired her energy during that 8-day travel we had in three countries including France, Andorra and Spain.
I truly find it very interesting how they did the museum. In every room you visit, there are always stories behind. I am glad and very contented even with the very short span of time we had in Beaune, I did able to experience one of its famous sights. I will more about Beaune in my future article. For now, I am just sharing about Hospices de Beaune.
Here are information about Hôtel-Dieu;
It was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, as a hospital for the poor and needy.
The original hospital building, the Hôtel-Dieu, one of the finest examples of French fifteenth-century architecture, is now a museum.
Services for patients are now provided in modern hospital buildings.
An important charity wine auction is held in November each year (formerly in the great hall of the Hôtel-Dieu).
The Hôtel-Dieu was founded on 4 August 1443, when Burgundy was ruled by Duke Philip the Good.
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