Owned by the Hospices Civils de Beaune, this remarkably well-preserved heritage site was founded in 1443 thanks to the patronage of Nicolas Rolin, chancellor to the Duke of Burgundy, and his last wife Guigone de Salins. Conceived as a "palace for the poor", the charitable institution - entrusted by the donors to the good care of the Dames Hospitalières - remained in operation until the early 1970s, before a modern hospital, better adapted to the evolution of care, was built on the outskirts of the historic centre of Beaune.
Known for its polychrome glazed tile roofs, the Hôtel-Dieu is one of the rare testimonies of late medieval civil architecture; it is also a place of memory of hospital history. As you walk through the rooms, the centuries pass by from the 15th to the 21st century: Let yourself be surprised by the atmosphere of the Salle des Pôvres or the Salle Saint-Hugues, discover the collection of furniture and tapestries, the medical instruments and the evolution of care practices; also take the time to observe each of the facades of the courtyard of honour, to contemplate the polyptych of the Last Judgement by Rogier van der Weyden or to sit down in the founders' courtyard, recently planted with the "Echos Polychromes" garden, a contemporary homage to the garden of the simple...
Throughout 2023, we invite you to discover or rediscover the Hôtel-Dieu, whose programme on the theme of HOSPITALITY is a tribute to all those who have worked and still work with the sick, from the hospital sisters to our carers. Exhibitions, workshops, shows and concerts invite you to share the history of this centuries-old place.
> Self-guided tour with audio guide - 10 languages available for adults, 2 languages in audio description and a children's tour in 4 languages
Guided tour Spirit of Place " Once upon a time the Hôtel-Dieu: Hospitalité 2023 " > Unusual guided tour
> Unusual guided tour "Behind the scenes tour" "The Hôtel-Dieu: the history of a hospital and winegrowing heritage
> Cultural programme 2023: exhibitions, workshops, shows and concerts
> 15-minute flash visits - free - 10am & 5pm
Information and booking on our website
or at the ticket office when you come
- 03 80 24 47 00
- French, English
- Credit card, Payment cards, Cheques and postal orders, Holiday vouchers, Cash, Eurocard - Mastercard, Bank transfers, Visa
- Pets not allowed
- Room rental
- Specific theme activities
- Junior workshop
- Temporary exhibitions
From 01/01/23 to 31/03/23 of 09:00 to 11:30 - of 14:00 to 17:30
From 01/04/23 to 19/11/23 of 09:00 to 18:30
From 20/11/23 to 31/12/23 of 09:00 to 11:30 - of 14:00 to 17:30
The Hôtel-Dieu is open every day
> 01/01/2023 to 31/03/2023 > 9am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 6.30pm
> 01/04/2023 to 19/11/2023 > 9h - 19h30
> 20/11/2023 to 31/12/2023 > 9h - 12h30 & 14h - 18h30
(except 25 December 14h - 18h30)
The last access to the ticket office is 1 hour before the site closes.
- Base rate - full rate adult (For more information on our rates, please contact us) : 12€
Visiting arrangements from the reopening in 2021 (dates subject to change depending on the evolution of government measures): * Low Season from 19/05/2021 to 30/06/2021 & from 22/11/2021 to 31/12/2021: From 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (reception closes at 11:30 am) and from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm (reception closes at 5:30 pm), every day of the week (7 days a week). * High season from 01/07/2021 to 21/11/2021: From 9:00 am to 6:30 pm (reception closes at 5:30 pm), every day of the week (7 days a week). * To be sure to enter, reservation by e-ticket and time-stamp is strongly advised (gauge): direct access to this service from our website. * It is possible to welcome visitors without a reservation: please wait at the entrance of the museum and respect the physical distance. * Wearing a mask is compulsory from 11 years old at the entrance, as well as inside the museum. Please note that by visiting the Hôtel-Dieu Museum, visitors will be able to help the French hospitaliers. An urn will be available at the end of the tour before the museum shop so that each visitor can make a donation to the Fondation des Hôpitaux de Paris - Hôpitaux de France in order to support caregivers and the public hospital.
Brochures Bourgogne Tourisme
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