Hotel Via Mokis
1, Rue Eugene Spuller, Beaune, 21200, France
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Petit déjeuner français.
Travel Tips for Beaune
This is the term in French for the label on a wie bottle. If you bought the bottle (and intend to tip your server) , after you finish your bottle say "S'il vous plait, pouvez-vous detacher l'etiquette de cette bouteille pour moi, comme souvenir". He should "willingly" comply (sometimes the heavy glue is a nuisance). This picture is of a label from a bottle that we had at the Inn at which we stayed in Chassy-le-Camp at the very southern tip of the Cote de Beaune, actually in the Department of Saone-et-Loire. We had requested a local white wine. The vineyard was next door to the Auberge du Camp Romain where we were staying. It had recently been awarded the DOC designation and they were all quite proud that they had their own White Burgundy. We were surprised to find that our Inn was filled with visitors at the time we were there. It turned out that they were all Germans who found the hiking trails nearby to be most enjoyable at the end of Spring.
The Hospital Sisters of Beaune.
Différentes salles nous montrent des reconstitutions de soeurs au travail dans les salles des malades ou à la cuisine.
La règle des Hospitalières de Sainte-Marthe de Beaune a été établie par le chancelier Rolin et approuvée par le pape Pie II en 1459. La congrégation existe toujours.
La règle imposait les vœux d'obéissance et de chasteté mais non pas de pauvreté. La sœur disposait de ses biens. Pendant la période des vœux temporaires qui couvraient son service à l'hôpital elle pouvait quitter la congrégation et retrouver une vie laïque. Je suppose que cette particularité est due au fait que les premières sœurs étaient des béguines venues de Flandres.
L'action des sœurs hospitalières de Beaune connut un grand succès. De nouvelles communautés furent organisées dans 23 autres hôpitaux.
La journée était partagée entre la vie spirituelle et l'activité soignante. Elle débutait à 5 h du matin et se terminait vers 19 h. La dévotion aux malades est au centre de la vie de la communauté. Lors de l'épidémie de peste de 1628 la plupart des sœurs moururent.
Various rooms show us reconstitutions of sisters at work in the rooms of the patients or in the kitchen.
The rule of the hospital sisters of Holy-Martha of Beaune was laid down by the chancellor Rolin and was approved by the pope Pie II in 1459. The congregation still exists.
The rule imposed the vows of obedience and chastity but not of poverty. The sister kept her belongings. For the period of the temporary vows which covered her service at the hospital she could leave the congregation and go back to a secular life. I suppose that this characteristic is due to the fact that the first sisters were Beguines who came from Flanders.
The action of the Hospital Sisters of Beaune was a great success. New communities were organized in 23 other hospitals.
The day was shared between the spiritual life and the nursing activity. It began at 5 a.m. and finished towards 7 p.m. The devotion to the patients stands in the centre of the life of the community. At the time of the epidemic of plague in 1628 the majority of the sisters died.
Musée des Beaux-Arts
The Musée des Beaux-Arts of Beaune is not as important as that of bigger cities, nevertheless it is worth visiting. It houses art works by local painter Félix Ziem (1821-1911), but also Flemish and Dutch paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries, medieval and Renaissance sculptures and a collection of Gallo-Roman archaeology from the surroundings of Beaune.
These photos show various paintings that I cannot identify with certainty. I'd be glad if you helped me do that. I'm pretty sure the fourth painting (maybe also the third?) is by Courbet.
You can buy an inclusive ticket to visit this museum, the Musée Etienne-Jules Marey and the Hôtel-Dieu.
The Musée des Beaux-Arts is close until March 2006, as you can read from the site below (in French).
Beaune is the unofficial capital of the Cote d'Or and it is known for its production and sale of fine Burgundy wines.
It is 44km south of Dijon.
A really beautiful place to visit and enjoy some of the local delicacies!
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Hotel Via Mokis
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Address: 1, Rue Eugene Spuller, Beaune, 21200, France