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Beaune

(bōn), town (1990 pop. 22,171), Côte-d'Or dept., E France, in Burgundy. It is a noted center for Burgundy wines, with a wine school and wine research facilities. Its manufactures include winemaking equipment. Beaune flourished as a residence of the dukes of Burgundy. Its textile industry was ruined when the revocation of the Edict of Nantes expelled (1685) the Protestant artisans. Beaune, a circular city with 15th-century ramparts, has a Romanesque church (12th cent.) with 15th-century Flemish tapestries. Its famous hôtel Dieu was founded (1443) by Chancellor Nicolas Rolin, a patron of Roger van der Weyden, whose Last Judgment it contains.

Beaune

1. a city in E France, near Dijon: an important trading centre for Burgundy wines. Pop.: 21 923 (1999)
2. a wine produced in this district
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We set off along the canal to the village of Barbirey-sur-Ouche and followed the path alongside a ribbon of green water, stopping off for a hearty lunch before being bussed to the nearby town of Beaune.
La Bussiere-sur-Ouche, my base on the Cote d'Or, 32 kilometres from Dijon in one direction and the same distance from Beaune in the other, is in the depths of what was once Cistercian abbey-land.
Hotel Dieu at Beaune, the wine captial of Burgundy, with its distinctive and colourful roof; The Burgundy countryside is a rich tapestry of vineyards and blackcurrants
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The competition is open this year for nominations from the general public and the winner will get EUR1,000 and a holiday for himself and a guest in France where they will stay at the Hilton Paris before travelling south to the beaut-iful Village of Beaune in the Burgundy region.
INNOVATIVE ACTS Despite such findings, scientists have much to learn about prehistoric toolmaking, remarks archaeologist Sophie De Beaune of Jean Moulin University in Paris.
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The initiative, now under way, was announced on Sunday at a press conference in Beaune, Burgundy's wine capital, where journalists and wine professionals had gathered for the 141st annual Hospices de Beaune charity sale.
Developed by Buhler AG in Uzwil, Switzerland, the Model RE ring extruder will be part of an upgraded continuous recycling system for food-grade PET that will be installed late next year by Germany's Schmalbach-Lubeca AG at a plant in Beaune, France.
Prices exceeded all expectations at the 140th Hospices de Beaune wine auction.
The region includes Beaujolais, Maconnais, Chalonnais, Cote de Beaune, Cote de Nuits and Chablis, but consumers do not make the link between the wines they drink and Burgundy.