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    farther and older porte d'entrée à...
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  • Hospice de Beaune courtyard
    Hospice de Beaune courtyard
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  • lavoir saint nicolas
    lavoir saint nicolas
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    Things to try...

    by Bregman Written Feb 5, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Burgundy in general and Beaune in particular offers some great delicacies, known for their quality in the whole world:

    Wine - The village is surrounded with vineyards and wineries where local Burgundy wine can be tasted.
    Mustard - They make it from anything here, in a wide array of colours. The Dijon mustard is known around the world and for a good reason!
    Crème de Cassis - Black currant liqueur.
    Escargot, Beef Burgundy, etc.

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    • Food and Dining
    • Wine Tasting

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    Streets and trompe-l'oeil

    by Mikebond Written Feb 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Beaune being quite a small town, it has a lot of porphyry streets with shops where you can go for a stroll. The squares are nice and not too busy. The one in the third photo should be Place Carnot.
    Moreover, like most French towns, also Beaune has buildings with trompe-l'oeil paintings, like the ones you see in the fourth and fifth pics of this tip.

    street street Place Carnot trompe-l'oeil trompe-l'oeil
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    The Last Judgment: Understanding Weyden's Version

    by hquittner Written Oct 21, 2008

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    Favorite thing: In many ways van der Weyden's Last Judgment is the first modern version of the subject in art. He has basically patterned it after ancient models in his placing of Jesus above the Archangel Michael who is weighing souls that emerge from the ground below him, but he only seems to be presiding. A rainbow replaces some of the symbolism but the subdued halos remain. The heavy-souled damned are headed to his left (our right) and the saved (right-eous) the other way. In an innovative and restrained modern vein, the demons of hell are not present trying to corrupt the process, just a flaming abyss on the far edge welcomes them, while the saved, greeted by one angel proceed through a golden gate. The already blessed heroes of the past sit stolidly observing and Mary and John the Baptist quietly pray (not plead). Rogier had just returned from an Italian visit where he was widely acclaimed and produced a couple of paintings (one of which is in the Uffizi, so it can equal the other greatest museums by having at least one Weyden). While there he saw works by Fra Angelico, Gentile and undoubtedly Masaccio who was all the rage. This could only confirm his mastery and his desire to depict emotion. Be sure to look at the fleeing damned couple at the bottom of the right center panel. (Are they not derived from Masaccio’s Adam and Eve at the Brancacci Chapel?)(Most of the pictures here are derived from other sources)

    Fondest memory: This fine work and the difficulties in viewing it (could Mona come to this?). This is a great way to trap tourists, but how to sell them?

    The Sinners Welcome to Heaven Mary Praying The Polyptych Open Michael At Work
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    • Seniors

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    walk Beaune

    by gwened Written Oct 30, 2013

    Favorite thing: walking by the saint nicolas lavoir in historical centre Beaune is great, and the entry door or porte d'entrée of old Beaune is fascinating, just two of the pictures I found to share my earlier travels, as just purchase a home so going thru boxes still...
    about the lavoir saint nicolas in French from the city webpage

    Fondest memory: Saint Nicolas quartier is wonderful to walk around faubourg saint nicolas

    lavoir saint nicolas porte d'entr��e Beaune farther and older porte d'entr��e �� Beaune Hospice de Beaune courtyard
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    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture

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    La petitte ville de Beaune

    by JPVC Written Mar 25, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Beaune is visited every year buy at least 50,000 tourists!
    and it is famous with its excellent wines, both the red and white and rose
    the best wine in France.

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