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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“Beautiful forest walks, gorgeous scenery. Very peaceful. You can walk for a day in the forests and woodland without seeing another person. Listen to the birdsong and see the wildlife.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Collection médiévale et Renaissance / Medieval and Renaissance Collection Tombeaux des Ducs de Bourgogne / Tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy”
  • 47 locals recommend
“The Hôtel-Dieu is a former hospital founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy, and his wife, Guigone de Salins. It is only when you step into the main courtyard that you see the flamboyant roof with varnished tiles, a...more Closed Now Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM See all hours Suggested duration: 1-2 hours”
  • 48 locals recommend
“Unesco World Heritage Impressive sober medieval abbeye, beautiful inner garden, formal garden and park, located in serene and tranquil valley.”
  • 46 locals recommend
History Museum
“Awesome history of the Gauls/Romans. Nice restaurant too. They do live enactments.”
  • 35 locals recommend
“Feeling like walking? ge to to parc de la colombiere! such a nice place to enjoy the nature”
  • 26 locals recommend
History Museum
“ A hospital foundation from the Middle Ages, the Hospices de Beaune is one of France’s most prestigious historic monuments. Its flamboyant Gothic architecture, its polychrome roofs and a renowned vineyard make this museum one of Burgundy’s gems. The Hospices de Beaune is also famous for its 60 hectares wine estate, producing prestigious wines, sold at auction on the third Sunday in November. A Palace for the Poor When in 1443, Chancellor Nicolas Rolin founded the Hôtel Dieu (Hospices de Beaune), Beaune was coming out of the 100 years war, a period of unrest and plague that decimated the countryside. It was for the poor and the most disadvantaged that this masterpiece inspired by the most outstanding hôtels-Dieu of Flanders and Paris was built. Behind the austere slate roofs of the facade are the stunning courtyard, beautiful varnished tile roofs and overhead skylights. All around the courtyard, the harmonious organisation of buildings rule the life of this charitable institution: under the hull-shaped arches of the poor room, the sick were welcomed in, and in the kitchen with its huge Gothic chimneys, meals were prepared, while the apothecary with its mortar and earthenware pots, was the preserve of the sister pharmacist. Palace for the poor - Hospices de Beaune © Francis Vauban Palace for the poor - Hospices de Beaune © Francis Vauban Hospices de Beaune: a foundation for all eternity Nicolas Rolin used his vast knowledge of hospital institutions to make his hôtel Dieu (Hospices de Beaune) an establishment capable of surviving the centuries. As a good trader, he placed it under the spiritual authority of the Holy See, free from any charge and under good management, endowing it with vineyards, farms and woods. But the search for architectural perfection, the beauty of objects and the polyptych of the Last Judgement ordered from Rogier Van der Weyden, one of the great masters of Flemish painting, it’s the Christian and philanthropist to whom we’re indebted. Nicolas Rolin made his hôtel dieu a work and an act of faith for all eternity. Hôtel-Dieu's Entrance © Studio Piffaut Polyptych of the Last Judgement © F. Vauban Entrance - Hospices de Beaune © Francis Vauban Pharmacy © Francis Vauban Hospices de Beaune: the wine-makers’ hospital In 1457, Guillemette Levernier made the first gift of vineyards to the Hospices de Beaune, and this tradition was to continue for five centuries. Today, the wine estate is around 60 hectares, of which 50 are devoted to Pinot Noir and the rest to Chardonnay. Entrusted to 22 winemakers handpicked by its manager, this exceptional vineyard accounts for 85% of premiers crus and grands crus sold at auction on the third Sunday in November. The sale, today organised by Christie's auction house, is the most famous wine charity auction in the world. The proceeds of the sale are used to improve the hospital’s equipment and in the conservation of the Hôtel Dieu. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Une des plus belles Places Royales de France ! (Place en hémicycle conçue en 1685 par Jules Hardouin-Mansart pour recevoir la statue de louis XIV)”
  • 25 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“en voiture direction Paris ou à pied , vélo par la voie verte.......................... By car direction Paris or on foot, bike by the green way”
  • 32 locals recommend
“Faire votre marché les Mardis, Vendredis et Samedis pour les les fruits et légumes ------------------------------- Make your market on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays for fruits and vegetables”
  • 19 locals recommend
“Where all the Beaunoises families go after school or on a Sunday for a stroll with the kids :-)”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Vus y trouverez les 2 lignes de tram, de nombreuses lignes de bus et une station de vélo. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Place to be quiet as indicated at the entrance "Détendez-vous!" is the main message ”
  • 10 locals recommend
“Lignes de bus, et tramway, et départ de la rue principal pour le shopping. Bus, tramway, and access to the main street.”
  • 16 locals recommend
General Travel
“Beautiful restored Renaissance castle with decorated rooms, impressive formal garden and park. In summer season exhibitions in the outer buildings.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Historic Site
“On peut monter à la tour aux horaires des visites (se renseigner au près de l'officie du tourisme). Il y a une vie panoramique de Dijon. Superbe !”
  • 13 locals recommend