Route de Pommard 74, Beaune, Burgundy, 21200, France
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Chateau in progress at Guedelon
Couvent des Cordeliers - Salle du Chapitre
Instruments médicaux pour la trépanation.
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Wine bottles of various sizes.
At the Couvent des Cordeliers are on display the various bottles used for wine:
Standard bottle of 75 cl
Magnum= 1,5 litres
Jeroboam= 3 litres
Rehoboam= 4,5 litres
Mathusalem= 6 litres
Salmanazar= 9 litres
Baltazar= 12 litres
Nabuchodonosor= 15 litres
Magnums and Jeroboams are found in the shops but I have never seen the larger ones.
The names of most are those of kings of the Middle-East ancient times.
Bibracte, museum of celtic life
Near Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray, an easy day trip from Beaune or Dijon, is Bibracte, a marvelous, open museum of Gaulish life set on a hillside that holds an archeological dig you may tour. Bibracte is the reason you go to St. Leger and the museum is not in the town but on Mont Beuvray, a few kilometers from the town.
In the 2nd and 1st centuries BC at the end of the Iron Age, a large Gaulish town stood on Mont Beuvray. Surrounded by ramparts, Bibracte was the capital of one of the most powerful peoples in Gaul, the Aedui. It is here that Vercingetorix was proclaimed head of the Gaulish coalition in the year 52 BC. It is also at Bibracte that Julius Caesar, the victor of Alesia, completed the writing of his "Gallic wars" that you probably read in Latin class.
I have a Virtual Tourist Travel Page on Bibracte at http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/7ba16/16446/4/ or check the museum web site listed below.
Wine-Tour : Cellar and tasting
The wine tour ends with a visit to a winemakers cellar.
You are taken into the cellar where the wines are matured. One also get an idea of the whole process of wine-making, until it is bottled.
Here you the also have the oppurtunity to taste a few wines (we had 5).
If you want, you can buy some of these wines, directly from the cellar at good prices.
Short visit to Beaune
This small town was a place where the group I was in rested and ate lunch on the way from Paris to Lucerne. Very quaint, and the locals were quite friendly, even if they didn't understand us. There were a good number of little restaurants and shots to eat at and wonder through while you're there. Not to mention..the suurounding countryside is just beautiful.
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Panorama Hotel Beaune
Address: Route de Pommard 74, Beaune, Burgundy, 21200, France