BURGUNDY – THE WORLD OF GREAT WINE AND GOOD FOOD
Come with us to Beaune! – An exiting trip to a pittoresque area with an amazing history.
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.
Overall Burgundy is a historical territory and a former administrative region of east-central France. Since 1 January 2016, it is part of the new region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.
Burgundy comprises the following four departments: Côte-d’Or, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne and Nièvre.