the Hospices now owns a number of fabulously expensive vineyards in Burgundy (made as donations over the centuries) and each year chooses a winemaker to make the wines under the label Hospices de Beaune. These wines are auctioned at an annual event to raise funds for the continuing existence of the Hospices.
we have a lovely afternoon in Beaune- first some photos from the Hospices de Beaune-
the on site pharmacy-
exit through the gift shop- LOL
then it was off for free time into the village-
the renown wines of Burgundy!
as we leave town we spy the Maison Joseph Drouhin where we had a fabulous visit 15 years ago - and toured the cellars which snake all underneath the entire town of Beaune!
We head back to our boat docked in Chagny to get ready for dinner out---- a three star Michelin restaurant called Lameloise- stay tuned!
oh- two last photos for the afternoon- one- our group photo (not stellar) and second one I took with my phone and used one of those pre set filters on- made it look old timey! LOL
off to the fancy dinner---