The Bamboo Theater

It was during the period of civil unrest in May 1968 that Irene and Norbert Fuhrmann began their adventure. After working with the Burgundy Theater (Théâtre de Bourgogne) in the 1960s, Norbert founded the troupe named Les Marionnettes de Bourgogne with his family.

Two years later, it received the approval of the Ministry of National Education and produced shows using all types of techniques: shadows, wires, sheaths, rods…

Having no accommodation of their own, the troupe was offered by the city of Beaune to take up residence in the old winery of the Chalet. A corner of the courtyard is planted with bamboo, giving the theater its name. Today, the old theater has become a place for receptions and meetings, especially during the Grands Jours de Bourgogne and the Hospices wine auction event.

Architecture

Built where the ancient city ramparts of Beaune once stood, the Saint-Paul Chalet’s unconventional style is impossible to feel indifferent about. The construction took place at the end of the 19th century, when the prevailing state of mind, marked by the Belle Epoque, was synonymous with carefreeness, expansion, progress, and cheerfulness.

These are the characteristics of the Chalet, steeped in history and heritage. The diversity of the materials used (brick, stone, wood, and metal) reflects the virtue of the building. Its elaboration expresses all the elegance of Art Nouveau in every detail.

The picturesque setting even extends to the courtyard, green spaces, and artificial cave, typical elements of bourgeois residences and mansions of the era.

The wrought iron awning, a reflection of pure craftsmanship, adorns the entrance to the building.

Architecture

Built where the ancient city ramparts of Beaune once stood, the Saint-Paul Chalet’s unconventional style is impossible to feel indifferent about.

The construction took place at the end of the 19th century, when the prevailing state of mind, marked by the Belle Epoque, was synonymous with carefreeness, expansion, progress, and cheerfulness.

These are the characteristics of the Chalet, steeped in history and heritage. The diversity of the materials used (brick, stone, wood, and metal) reflects the virtue of the building. Its elaboration expresses all the elegance of Art Nouveau in every detail. The picturesque setting even extends to the courtyard, green spaces, and artificial cave, typical elements of bourgeois residences and mansions of the era.

The wrought iron awning, a reflection of pure craftsmanship, adorns the entrance to the building.

Le théâtre du bambou

The Bamboo Theater

It was during the period of civil unrest in May 1968 that Irene and Norbert Fuhrmann began their adventure. After working with the Burgundy Theater (Théâtre de Bourgogne) in the 1960s, Norbert founded the troupe named Les Marionnettes de Bourgogne with his family.

Two years later, it received the approval of the Ministry of National Education and produced shows using all types of techniques: shadows, wires, sheaths, rods…

Having no accommodation of their own, the troupe was offered by the city of Beaune to take up residence in the old winery of the Chalet. A corner of the courtyard is planted with bamboo, giving the theater its name. Today, the old theater has become a place for receptions and meetings, especially during the Grands Jours de Bourgogne and the Hospices wine auction event.

Founded in 1750 by Simon Véry, Maison Chanson is among the oldest and most famous wine estates in Burgundy. Its founders are important ambassadors of the wines of France and especially of Burgundy. Paul Chanson himself will later have given old vines to the famous Hospices de Beaune.

Including the Chalet Saint-Paul in our logo is a way for us to pay tribute to this heritage, this history.