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Discover the Hospices de Beaune

To prepare for your visit to the Musée de l’Hôtel-Dieu – Hospices de Beaune, get to know this historic French monument. Go back in history: from its foundation in 1443 to the last Wine Sale, via the development of its wine estate.

Visit the

Hôtel-Dieu - Hospices in Beaune

Owned by the Hospices Civils de Beaune, the former hospital, or Hôtel-Dieu, now welcomes visitors from all over the world. If you’re coming to spend a day or a weekend in Beaune, don’t leave without visiting it. Its main building is located in Beaune town center. You’ll be impressed by its imposing architecture and amazed by its glazed tile roof. The tour reveals the history of this hospital foundation and its creators. You’ll also learn about the role of the famous Hospices de Beaune wine estate.

A little history

Care for everyone

It all started with a beautiful love story between Nicolas Rolin and Guigone de Salins. In 1443, this Chancellor of Burgundy and his wife founded the Hôtel-Dieu on the model of Flemish hospitals. Their aim: to provide care for the poor and disadvantaged.

What about wine?

Domaine de l'Hôtel-Dieu - Hospices de Beaune

From donation to donation, the Domaine de l’Hôtel-Dieu – Hospices de Beaune has acquired some of the finest vineyard plots in Burgundy. Pernand-Vergelesses, Corton-Charlemagne, Pommard, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet…these great Burgundy appellations sold at auction as cuvée, bear the prestigious “Hospices de Beaune” label.

Prestigious wines

at the service of a Hospital

The world’s most famous charity auction, the Hôtel-Dieu – Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale takes place every year on the 3rd Sunday in November. Beaune and the surrounding villages come alive to welcome wine professionals and enthusiasts. Events and festivities follow one another from Friday to Sunday in a friendly, authentic atmosphere.

Once upon a time

La Grande Vadrouille

In the footsteps of three film legends

Louis de Funès, Bourvil and Gérard Oury fell in love with Burgundy. Typical French villages, authentic scenery, recognizable monuments and, of course, good food and wine, it didn’t take much to seduce Gérard Oury and his actors. The filming of La Grande Vadrouille passed through Beaune and Meursault. The images and lines from this cult film remain engraved in our childhood memories. What a pleasure then to walk in the footsteps of the actors when you visit the Musée de l’Hôtel-Dieu – Hospices de Beaune or the pretty town of Meursault.