Place Monge, Beaune - Beaune Ex Banque de France - Dali le dalineum - French flags
The morning walking tour of Beaune. At first it was dry, but it started to rain a bit as we went around the town.
Beaune (French pronunciation: [bon]) is the wine capital of Burgundy in the Côte d'Or department in eastern France. It is located between Paris and Geneva.
Beaune is one of the key wine centres in France and the annual wine auction of the Hospices de Beaune is the primary wine auction in France. The town is surrounded by some of the world's most famous wine villages, while the facilities and cellars of many producers, large and small, are situated in Beaune itself. With a rich historical and architectural heritage, Beaune is considered the "Capital of Burgundy wines".
It is an ancient and historic town on a plain by the hills of the Côte d'Or, with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras, through the medieval and renaissance periods and up to recent history and modern times.
Beaune is a walled city, with about half of the battlements, ramparts, and the moat, having survived and in good condition, and the central "old town" is extensive. Historically Beaune is intimately connected with the Dukes of Burgundy.
Landmarks in Beaune include the old market (les Halles), the 15th-century Hospices, the Beffroi (clock tower), and the collegiate church of Notre Dame.
Beaune Ex Banque de France at 26 Place Monge.
The Dalineum - a museum devoted entirely to the work of Salvador Dali, opened its doors in Beaune in November 2011. Its creator, a passionate collector for the last 25 years of the works of the Catalan Master, and his team welcome you to this 18th-century mansion - former premises of the Bank of France - to see more than 100 works: watercolours, drawings, original prints, gouaches, paintings, sculptures, medals and even furniture. Soak up the talent of the Master through unique works and an atmosphere that captures the surrealism of Dali. Amateurs, enthusiasts and professionals alike can end their visit in our gallery, which exhibits original and interpretative works by the artist where you can indulge in his genius. All budgets are catered for.