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Musee de l'Hotel-Dieu

Rue de l'Hotel-Dieu, F-21200 Beaune, France
03 80 24 45 00
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Wineries, Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Although this historic hospital, which dates back to the 1400s, still functions as a retirement home, its primary significance now lies as a tourist... more » Owner description: Although this historic hospital, which dates back to the 1400s, still functions as a retirement home, its primary significance now lies as a tourist attraction. « less
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Stuttgart, Germany
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

The place is absolutely stupendous - both the courtyard with its multicolored roofs, the Great Hall with the Chapel, and the Last Judgment and other artwork near the exit. Nicolas Rolin and his wife built this place as a hospital for the poor, and it still functions as such, albeit at a different location. The Hotel-Dieu alone is reason enough... More

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

wonderful introduction into the history of Beaune, and a wonderfully preserved building with a real story. One of my best museum experience in France

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Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Allow lots of time to explore this old historic building. It has been beautifully restored and maintained. The recording was very informative. Admire the beautiful roof tiles in gold and black.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

If you have to pick one place to visit (apart from the vineyards of course) this should be it! Nice and gives an idea about the region s history.

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BC, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This is worth going through to see the former hospital and the history behind it. The price is low and it takes a reasonably low amount of time so it leaves room to do other things. It is located in the center of town.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This is such an interesting place. You get an audioguide with the admission and it is worth it. We spent hours here. The boutique is also very nice and even sells some hard to find wine.

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Worcestershire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This 15th century hospice has been beautifully restored. The tour is good value at 7 euros. You can wander through the rooms at your own speed. Allow a couple of hours and take one of the audio guides. The paintings and tapestry in the final room are WOW. The stuff in the gift shop is expensive.

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

An outstanding structure, all the more impressive because of its role as a hospital. The fact that it was endowed by one man is equally impressive.

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Waxahachie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It was impressive to see that compassion could motivate one person to make such a difference. This place was built to care for sick people without the means to pay for care on their own. It is beautiful, as well. It is well worth visiting.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Wonderful example of philanthropy and very interesting site. It's well done and moves quickly. One of the greatest attractions in the Burgundy region.

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