'By God, this is the wine of Beaune, the best I ever drank, or I shall give myself to ninety devils and sixteen more! O, to taste it longer one should have a neck three cubits long, or like a crane's!' “ these lines belong FranÃ§ois Rabelais who was a French scholar, monk, physician, student of law, humanist, satirical writer.
Wine Capital of Burgundy
Beaune is considered to be the wine capital of Burgundy, which is located between Paris and Geneva, in the eastern France. The name "Beaune" derives from the Latinised Gaulish word "Belena"and it is the name of the spring around which the city was established. It was already a wine-growing region in the 13th century and now it is one of the key wine centers in France. The annual wine auction of the Hospices de Beaune takes place there as the town is surrounded by some of the world's most famous wine villages. Beaune has a rich historical and architectural heritage and attracts a lot of wine and food gourmands from all around the world.
Good Quality and Price Value
There are some cheap hotels in the center in Beaune as well as many hotels outside the center which may be fine. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay, hotels in Beaune can definitely suggest that. You will find free Wi-Fi, free parking spots and friendly staff in Beaune hotels. Cheap hotels in Beaune offer good quality and price ratio and are great for short stay. You can search the internet for a nice accommodation, or choose one of these hotels: Lemon Hotel Montagny les Beaune, B&B Hotel Beaune Sud 1 Palais des Congres or Ibis Budget Beaune.
While in Search for Luxury Accommodation
If you want to feel the finest of the city, stay in one of luxury hotels in Beaune. They are situated in great locations and provide high quality of services and facilities. You will be able to enjoy excellent breakfast, relaxing atmosphere and high class of service in Beaune hotels. A lot places of accommodation in the city can offer great view, nice decorated rooms, free Wi-Fi and everything you may need. Find a hotel you would like to stay online or choose among these: L'Hotel De Beaune, Ibis Styles Beaune Centre or Hotel Des Remparts.
For the typical tourist, Beaune is a half-day town, but for a lover of wine and food it is a paradise. It is not enough time to spend in Beaune if you want to visit all the places to taste wine as there are a large number of restaurants and multiple places for wine tasting. There also are a lot of famous wine towns around the city like Montrachet, Pommard, and Nuits-Saint-Georges which all are short drive from Beaune. The historic center of the city is really charming and very pleasant to walk around. The Hotel-Dieu is One of the must-visit places as it features the Polyptych of the Apocalypse by Rogier van der Weyden and is a stunning example of Burgundian architecture.
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