Hôtel-Dieu des Hospices de Beaune

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Hôtel-Dieu des Hospices de Beaune information

Location
Beaune , France
Address
rue de l'Hôtel-Dieu
Telephone
+33 3 80 24 45 00
More information
www.hospices-de-beaune.com
Prices
adult/child €7.50/3
Opening hours
9am-6.30pm mid-Mar–mid-Nov, 9-11.30am & 2-5.30pm mid-Nov–mid-Mar
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Built in 1443, this magnificent Gothic hospital (until 1971) is famously topped by stunning turrets and pitched rooftops covered in multicoloured tiles. Interior highlights include the barrel-vaulted Grande Salle (look for the dragons and peasant heads up on the roof beams); the mural-covered St-Hughes Room ; an 18th-century pharmacy lined with flasks once filled with elixirs and powders; and the multipanelled masterpiece Polyptych of the Last Judgement by 15th-century Flemish painter Rogier van der Weyden, depicting Judgment Day in glorious technicolour.