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

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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. Make Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu part of your personalized Beaune itinerary using our Beaune travel planner.
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  • A truly exceptional guided tour through this icon not just of the town but the whole of Burgundy. The guide was full of knowledge but pitched his delivery at just the right level and pace for the...  more »
  • First of all the building is gorgeous, that anyone can see in pictures. What was interesting was seeing each room as it may have been used as a hospital. I had never seen anything like this so found.....  more »
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  • It is very informative. You can find many important things and a very good selection of languages for the audioguide, which are not too long and keep you into those times. Inside you can find many things that were used to heal people. It is recommended.
  • A very interesting place, full of history. There are audio guides in several languages with detailed explanations of the life of the sisters and the sick when the hospices were running as well as commentaries on the funding and maintenance history and architectural features of the place. There are plenty of places to eat and park all around in an overall very pretty town.

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