Hôtel-Dieu des Hospices de Beaune

Top choice in Beaune

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.

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Nearby Beaune attractions

1. Grosse Tour

0.13 MILES

This massive early-16th-century tower is a prominent landmark along Beaune's southern ramparts.

2. Maison des Climats

0.15 MILES

Opened in 2017 to celebrate the two-year anniversary of Unesco's recognition of Burgundy's vineyards as a World Heritage Site, this free interpretive…

3. Basilique Collégiale Notre Dame

0.15 MILES

Built in Romanesque and Gothic styles from the 11th to 15th centuries, this church was once affiliated with the monastery of Cluny. It's notable for its…

4. Moutarderie Fallot

0.21 MILES

In business since 1840, Burgundy's last family-run stone-ground-mustard company offers guided tours through its mustard museum, focusing on mustard's…

5. Tour Blondeau

0.37 MILES

Dating to 1465, this tower is a prominent landmark along Beaune's eastern ramparts.

6. Château de Pommard

2.05 MILES

For many red-wine lovers, a visit to this superb château 3km south of Beaune is the ultimate Burgundian pilgrimage. The impressive cellars contain many…

7. Château de Savigny

2.92 MILES

Drop in for wine tasting and stay to see the unexpected collection of race cars, motorcycles, airplanes and fire trucks. Last admission is 90 minutes…

8. Château de Meursault

4.48 MILES

One of the prettiest of the Côte de Beaune châteaux, Château de Meursault has beautiful grounds and produces some of the most prestigious white wines in…