Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, Beaune

Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu is one of the finest examples of 15th century French architecture covered in gothic facades, glazed rooftops, and flamboyantly colored geometrical figures. A collection of 5,000 objects includes furniture, tapestries, and other objects such as the famous altarpiece of the "Last Judgment" by Rogier van der Weyden. The building is a former charitable almshouse founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, as a hospital for the poor. Plan your visit to Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Beaune travel planner.
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  • If you're traveling to Beaune, don't miss Hotel Dieu (Hospices de Beaune). It was MUCH more interesting than we even expected, absolutely loved it. Be sure to get the audio guide. It would be hard to ...  more »
  • The tour with audio guide allows to do it at their own pace. Clear explanations and opportunity to learn even more at each stop. It takes a good hour of visit without shoving. Shop at the exit.
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  • Super interesting about.' evolution of medicine! Nice presentation of the hospital spent. End of visit, crowned by a magnificent triptych by Van der Weiden, sublime!
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  • A fun walk through an older hospital that takes you back in time. The audio guide leads you through not only the history of Baune but through French history and the legacy one man can leave behind. We travelled with a 10 year old that enjoyed the museum as well.
  • Love history. I enjoyed all the little bits of information they gave about the Hospice. Would recommend visiting.
  • I'm glad we went in to look around Hotel-Dieu Museum, it's not free entry but it's worth paying to go in and also getting the audio guide so you can interact with the environment and learn more. It took us just over an hour to get around and see it all but we were on a tight timeframe and rushed a few sections. The most impressive part for me was the roof of the courtyard with its multicoloured ornate tiles, fantastic!
  • Marvellous museum with an audio guide included that's very informative. The written explanations are old and not very well maintained, they might consider removing them all together.
  • Must see if you are around. One of the first properly ran hospitals from 1440... a pioneer!

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Stay close to all of Beaune's urban attractions by choosing one of the city's centrally located hotels, from which you can easily walk to shops, bars, and restaurants. To enjoy the area's rural charms, consider booking your stay at a vineyard guesthouse or family-run B&B in the countryside surrounding the city. Another alternative in the middle of Burgundy's famous wine country, well-organized campsites just minutes from the city allow you to step off the beaten path and explore the area at your own pace.
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