Beaune

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Beanue, France

Beaune is a commune in eastern France, a sub-prefecture of the Côte d'Or département, in the Bourgogne région. Population (1999): 22,916.

The area around Beaune is famous for its Burgundy wines, and Beaune is famous for its annual wine sales organized by the Hospices de Beaune. Beaune is also one of the sites where the Beaujolais Neuf is made and consumed in a yearly festival.

Hospices de Beaune

Founded in 1442 by Nicolas Rollins, chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy, and his wife, the Hospices are a charity running hospitals and other services for the needy. Following from past donations, they own vineyards in the most reputed parts of Burgundy.

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