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Basilica of Notre Dame

One of the most beautiful churches in the region, where the entire history of Burgundian religious architecture from the 12th to the 15th century is reflected in an ensemble dominated by Romanesque style.

Its construction began around 1120. Note the magnificent Romanesque cloister adjoining the basilica, as well as the sculpted decoration of the capitals representing musical animals (a goat playing the harp, a hypogeal lion holding a bell and a flute), Noah’s Ark, fruit pickers, etc. In the choir, you can admire a Black Virgin, a 12th-century statue, and splendid Flemish tapestries from the 15th century depicting in seventeen panels the main episodes of the Virgin’s life.

Cour des Hospices Civils

Beaune, the capital of the famous wines of Burgundy, is an ancient city of Art and History.

It was one of the capitals of the Dukes of Burgundy, whose duchy extended to the Netherlands. The Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune, better known as the Hospices de Beaune, was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, the chancellor of the dukes, to serve as a hospital and hospice. An exceptional witness to Franco-Flemish art of the 15th century with its famous roof with colorful glazed tiles, it contains, among other masterpieces, the polyptych of Van der Weyden from the 15th century.

Salle des Pôvres

The Salle des Pôvres, also known as the Grand Hall, within the Hospices de Beaune, is an emblematic room.

Its remarkable architecture, characterized by majestic Gothic vaults, testifies to the philanthropic generosity of Nicolas Rolin and his wife Guigone de Salins. Originally housed in the chapel of the Salle des Pôvre, an exceptional polyptych, “The Last Judgment,” created by the Flemish painter Rogier van der Weyden, is now exhibited in a room specially designed for its preservation.

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