Hôtel-Dieu, a hospital for the poor

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.

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.


Το «Ξενοδοχείο του Θεού»

Πάμε να δούμε ένα μοναδικό μουσείο, στη Βουργουνδία, όπου οι άποροι και οι άρρωστοι που άφησε πίσω του ο 100ετής πόλεμος βρήκαν καταφύγιο σε αυτό το κτίριο, το ” νοσοκομείο για φτωχούς για την επούλωση σώματος και πνεύματος “!

Το δημιούργησε ο Νικολά Ρολέν, καγκελάριος δούκας της Βουργουνδίας, το 1443!

Στην Μπον παρευθύς αισθάνεστε την εμβέλεια του «Πτωχοκομείου» στην καθημερινότητα των κατοίκων. Το πως συμπλέκεται στον ιστό της πολιτείας.



Λόγω θέσης ίσως. Καταμεσής της αγοράς, όπου και αν πάτε θα πέσετε επάνω του. Αφετέρου ο κυρίαρχος ετούτος πέτρινος όγκος ζει. Βεβαίως σήμερα το Νοσοκομείο και Γηροκομείο μετεστεγάσθησαν αλλού. Κάθε όμως πολιτιστική εκδήλωση διεξάγεται εδώ 450.000 τουρίστες ετησίως το επισκέπτονται.

Θαρρώ πάντως ότι το «Ξενοδοχείο του Θεού» επιδρά στους Μπονέζους με τον νοηματοφόρο συμβολισμό του. Πρόκειται για το Μνημείο της Εξιλέωσης. Υπομνηματίζει στον περαστικό τη ματαιότητα του στοιβαγμένου χρυσού, το εφήμερον της εξουσίας, την αρρώστια, τη φτώχεια, το έλεος, τον θάνατο.




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