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Located 196 miles SE of Paris and 24 miles SW of Dijon on the Bouzaise River, Beaune is the capital of the Burgundy wine country and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the region. The towns main attraction is the 15th-century Hotel-Dieu, which originally served as a hospital. Located on the corner of place de la Halle, it houses a 15th-century polyptych entitled The Last Judgement, by Rogier van der Weyden. On the third Sunday in November, an annual wine auction is held in the hospital vineyards.

Tourist Office1, Rue de l'Hotel-Dieu21200 BeaunePhone: 33 3 80 26 21 30Fax: 33 3 80 26 21 39

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