A campsite 60 km from Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wines
Although Beaune is well worth a walk through its old town, it is especially worthwhile for its famous Hospices. The term Hospices includes the hospital centre, the Hospice of Charity and above all the Hôtel-Dieu. It is the latter that comes to mind when one thinks of the Hospices. The pride of Beaune and a true masterpiece of Burgundy-Flemish art, this building covered with glazed tiles was built in the 15th century. In addition to its façade and its extraordinary chambre des pauvres (an immense 72-metre long room sheltered by a superb vault in the shape of the hull of an overturned ship), the Hôtel-Dieu is also worth seeing for its collections. It is a sumptuous setting for one of the jewels of religious painting, Rogier Van der Weyden’s Last Judgement.