2 Night La Route des Grands Crus, Beaune
2 Night Sparkle by Night & Day in Beaune Ref: 2BGCD
2 nights Abbaye de Maizières 4*or similar, Beaune
1 x Double/Twin Deluxe Room
The Hôtel-Dieu is a former hospital founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy and his wife, Guigone de Salins. From the street, you are confronted with an immense stone façade topped by a slate roof, whose entrance is heralded by a slender bell tower and a bold awning. It is only when you step into the main courtyard that you see the flamboyant roof with varnished tiles, a shining symbol of ducal Burgundy and now world famous.
The sumptuous Salle des Pôvres housed thirty beds for the sick and destitute, and it is here that you start your visit. You can still see the remarkable panelled vault and the strong oak framework of the building, decorated with a frieze of carved human and animal heads. As you walk on, you will discover the rich heritage of this site through extraordinarily furnished rooms, statues, chests, tapestries, pewter ware and more. Behind every door you’ll catch sight of the day to day life in this hospital where a unique community of Hospital Ladies, instituted by the founders, provided medical care.
The polyptych of the Last Judgement, painted for the hospital by Rogier van der Weyden, features the portraits of Nicolas Rolin and Guigone de Salins and it is the unmissable crowning jewel of this museum.
Finally, the Salle Saint-Louis is the last stop on your tour. Fully refurbished and equipped with multimedia devices, this room focuses on three themes; the collections of objects of the 15th and 16th Centuries, hospital care from 1800 to 1940 and the famous vineyards and wine auction of the Hospices Civils de Beaune.
Start Time: Varies depending on the time of year.
Duration: 1 Hr 15 Mins
Fallot Mustard Mill, the first French Museum facility dedicated to mustard, invites you to find out all about this legendary condiment on a museum tour, which is perfect for beginners. The Discovery Tour is a fun interactive circuit in a timeless setting which will titillate your sense of smell like no other. It takes visitors on a journey through the ages, teaching them about the techniques and traditions associated with mustard and its history.
The ancient tools and materials are displayed and shown off to their best effect thanks to the harmonious interplay of light and sound, plunging visitors into the surprising world of mustard and revealing many of its manufacturing secrets. All the senses are aroused, so that visitors experience new, piquant pleasures associated with everything from mustard manufacturing to tasting and can even test their knowledge!
Start Time: Hourly between 11:00am – 17:00pm
Duration: 30 Mins
Are the villages and appellations of Burgundy a mystery to you? Explore the acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Climates of Burgundy as you dive into the diversity of our terroirs.
You will learn about vineyard classifications, winemaking techniques, how to taste wine like a professional and what makes this region the envy of the wine world.
During this experience you will discover the Burgundy Climates and classification, the grapes grown in Burgundy and their variations around the world, the biodynamic winemaking techniques, the seven different terroirs of our vineyard, Clos Marey-Monge and how to professionally taste wine with a trained wine advisor.