Musee De L'hotel Dieu, Beaune

About Musee De L'hotel Dieu, Beaune

Musee De L'hotel Dieu, Beaune - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Rue de l'Hotel Dieu, 21200 Beaune, France

Phone: +33-380244500

Ticket Price: 12 EUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

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Also known as the Hospices de Beaune, it is a former charitable almshouse in the city. It was established by Nicholas Rolin as a hospital for the poor and needy. This hospital was at that time one of the finest examples of French 15th Century architecture. Later this was transformed into a museum as we see now. The treatment of patients is now done in modern hospitals. It was founded in August 1443 when Burgundy was ruled by Duke Philip the Good.

The interiors are extraordinary with a rectangular room. As you go inside, you will find:

  • Lovely glazed tile work that are examples of typical Burgundy designs with basic colors such as Red, Yellow, Brown and Green and interlaced designs.
  • Lovely Gothic iron Works and Wood designs on the large attic windows.
  • The Room of the Poor has a painted ceiling that looks like an upside- down skiff of a boat. The paintings are of eminent personalities of the city and their caricatures.Next is the Chapel that also has very beautiful frescoes and paintings on the ceilings. This place was made to let the bed ridden people attend mass from their bed. 
  • There are also other mural paintings from the 17th century and additions of the 20th century too.

Musee De L'hotel Dieu Information

  • The Charity Wine Auction takes place in November every year.

Musee De L'hotel Dieu Ticket Prices

  • Student, Large families (with proof): € 5.50
  • Young individuals 10 to 18 years: € 3.00
  • Adult group consisting *(over 10 people): € 6.50
  • Youth 10 to 18 years group consisting *(over 10 pers.): € 2.50
  • Free admission for 1 driver and 1 supervisor per group
  • Free admission for 1 supervisor for 10 children in a group
  • Free for disabled people and children - 10 years.
  • Package for the group (50 people maximum: € 66.00(Outside opening hours the price is € 96.00)
  • In July and August possibility of guided tours in French for individuals for a fee of 2.50 € with 2 departures in the morning and two afternoon departures. No advance booking.

Musee De L'hotel Dieu Opening and Closing Hours

Summer hours from 21/03/15 to 15/11/15:

  • Tickets: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm.
  • The museum remains open further 1 hour after the closure of the gateways.
  • Shop: from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm.

Winter hours from 16/11/15 to 31/12/15:

  • Tickets: 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • The museum remains open further 1 hour after the closure of the gateways.
  • Boutique: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

Restaurants Near Musee De L'hotel Dieu

  • Ma Cuisine
  • Loiseau des Vignes
  • Restaurant le Jardin des Remparts
  • Le Caveau des Arches

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Musee De L'hotel Dieu, Beaune Reviews - Write a Review

  • Great to see this old hospital and how they used to treat the poor, in addition to all art from that time. I loved the pharmacy with all the potions.

  • The Hotel-Dieu (les hospices) is really, really cool and a must see if you are in Beaune. There is a free audio guide included and it’s pretty interesting. There’s quite a bit of originally pieces and a massive painting dating back to the 1400s hidden inside - quite extraordinary!

  • Well worth a visit, there is plenty of history here to see, the wonderful buildings purpose built as a medieval hospital, and all of the treasures & artworks inside. The tapestries are quite breathtaking.

  • A fun walk through an older hospital that takes you back in time. The audio guide leads you through not only the history of Baune but through French history and the legacy one man can leave behind. We travelled with a 10 year old that enjoyed the museum as well.

  • Love history. I enjoyed all the little bits of information they gave about the Hospice. Would recommend visiting.

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