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BELLENE...The origin of the name Bellene comes from Belenos, an ancient Gallic god of sun and beauty similar to Apollon to the Greeks and to the god of the sun to the Celtic. The first name of Beaune City was Belena during the roman period, then in the Middle Age Belena was renamed Bellene and Baulne in the 18th century to finally become as it is now, "Beaune".