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Hospices de Beaune

The Hospices de Beaune or Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune is a former charitable almshouse in Beaune, France. It was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, as a hospital for the poor and needy. The original hospital building, the Hôtel-Dieu, one of the finest examples of French fifteenth-century architecture, is now a museum. Services for patients are now provided in modern hospital buildings.


An important charity wine auction is held in November each year (formerly in the great hall of the Hôtel-Dieu).


Hospices de Beaune. (2012, May 27). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:23, June 4, 2012, from

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Taken on May 28, 2012