Visit Beaune, it may take one or more days. Perfect for an excursion during an itinerary that includes the beautiful Dijon; or, more simply, making a stop during the Grands Crus itinerary.
Beaune is located at about 40 km from Dijon. Coming by car from the city, crossed Rue du Faubourg-St-Nicolas, we recommend leaving the car at the first parking area available. You can continue the visit on foot, being the center quite concentrated. Alternatively, with the car, you can take a scenic ride along all the 2 km of the city wall.
The beautiful Port St-Nicolas, in front of you, it is a wonderful triumphal arch of Lenoir of the 1752. Passed, you will be in the central Rue de Lorraine; it is a street full of 500 and 700 houses with the splendid Museum of Fine Arts on your left.
The Museum of Fine Arts is located in the marvelous architectural complex of the Porte Marie de Bourgogne, and occupies the buildings of the ancient Ursuline convent; presents the rich collections from the twelfth to the twentieth century and houses many collections of Félix Ziem with its many views of Venice, and the Flemish and Dutch paintings of the sixteenth is XVII. In the same wing is also the Musée Étienne-Jules Marey, native, like Ziem, by Beaune and precursor of cinematographic art.
Currently, the Musée des Beaux-Arts is closed. The reopening is scheduled for September 2018.
Before you get to Place Monge, there is theHospice de la Charité, with a small museum and a chapel of the seventeenth century. The central square has been dedicated with the statue of Rude, to the mathematician Gaspard Monge, born in 1746 in this town. It presents beautiful buildings among which theHòtel de la Rochepot with its beautiful Gothic facade.
Photo, 2007 Marie de Bueil
The next stop is the splendid one Notre-Dame. It is a Romanesque-Burgundian church of the 12th and 13th centuries, with a splendid square bell tower, and the portico of the '300. Inside, to see the altar and the five tapestries with the "Life of the Virgin".
Next to the Church you will find the Wine Museum de Bourgogne. If you have decided to visit Beaune, you can not miss it; on the other hand, we are still in the Capital of Wine, along the Route Des Grands Crus!! Really splendid, the complex that hosts it: theHôtel Des Ducs de Bourgogne, built between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century Here, you will enter the history of vine and wine, of all stages of production in Burgundy over the centuries. In the splendid Hall De l'Ambassade, is preserved an immense tapestry of Lurçat dedicated to wine.
From April to September, open every day from 10 to 13 and from 14 to 18. Closed on Tuesday.
March, October and November, from 10 to 13 and from 14 to 18. Closed every Monday and Tuesday.
The entrance fee costs 4.80 € for adults and 2.80 reduced for students and children from 11 to 18 years. The combined ticket with the Museum of Fine Arts (after re-opening) costs 5.80 € at full fare; reduced, costs 3.80 € (students, boys from 11 to 18 years). Free for under 11.
TheHòtel-Dieu, represents the worthy conclusion of this itinerary to visit Beaune. It is the symbol of the Burgundian city. An ancient hospital of the 1443, which has maintained its function until 1971; it is the real Franco-Flemish jewel, preserved almost intact. Splendid the Cour d'Honneur, the rectangular courtyard that gives access to the building from the high roofs with glazed tiles in bright colors. Do not miss the Great Hall (Also House of the Poor), the rooms Ste-Anne, St-Hugues e St-Nicolas, the ancient kitchen, the pharmacy and the Polyptych Room, with the famous polyptych of the Judgement di Roger Van Der Weyden.
The structure is open every day of the year from 09: 00 to 18: 30. The ticket price is € 7.50 per adult, and 3.00 € for children from 10 to 18 years. Free under 10 and disabled. Beaune is also renowned for the production of mustard.
La Moutarderie Edmond Fallot, in these parts, it is a must. It is located a short distance from the Hotel de Dieu. In a cozy and relaxing environment, you can taste different types of Fallot branded mustards.
At this point, you should have completed your city tour. We recommend that you stay overnight in one of the structures in the city directly from this link