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Musee de l'Hotel-Dieu, Beaune

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
Musee de l'Hotel-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. Add Musee de l'Hotel-Dieu and other attractions to your Beaune trip itinerary using our Beaune tour planner.
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  • The architecture of this site is stunning. The audio tour is informative and the walk through the rooms gives you a sense of what was done here. But for me the architecture took centre stage. It is st...  read more »
  • Place loaded with history, perfectly preserved and maintained. Impressive architecture, outdoors and inside. Audio guide free, very complete, allowing to enjoy the visit and understand the history of this place founded by Nicolas Rolin and Guigone de Salins. Out, take a walk in one of the wine merchants; the wine bar; price and nice tips!
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  • From start to finish the visit is a treat. It is a combination of interesting history well told and sublime architecture on revealing display. Get the audio guide which is included in the price and ta...  read more »
  • Incredible to think that this place was built in the 1400s. It has been well preserved and restored. The interior courtyard is worth the cost of admission alone. It makes for a fascinating demonstration of 15th century philanthropy. The detail and beauty of this hospital devoted to the poor... Definitely recommend a visit.
  • A wonderful place especially when sunny as the roofs and small statues would be shinny. Audioguides are well done as well as the guidance and the rooms state. Of course this is a must see for the region.
  • Great history here. Very interesting. Worth seeing.
  • Fantastic place to visit with excellent commentary in English, a beautiful building with a history of true philanthropy.
  • Really nice hotel in a great location
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