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1. Discover the former capital of the famous Dukes of Burgundy… Guided Tours : All year round the Dijon Tourist Office organises a vast programme of diverse and varied themed tours, reflecting the season. Discover Dijon, Medieval Dijon, the Well of Moses, Flavours and Spices, the Town Houses, Around the Halles … the Market”, and “Dijon through the years”

 

2. THE OWL’S TRAIL, Find out all - or almost all - about Dijon and its good-luck owl! Follow the trail signposted on the pavement and discover the history and secrets of the former capital of the dukes of Burgundy: La Porte Guillaume, Le Palais des Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne, Notre-Dame, cathedral Saint-Bénigne and church Saint-Philibert …

 

3. Admire the Well of Moses, medieval masterpiece of the Flemish artist Claus Sluter, in the former Charterhouse of Champmol.

 

4. From its 46 m, Climb up at the Tower Philippe the Good and enjoy a magnificent view of the city of Dijon and its surroundings.

 

5. Set off to discover Dijon on Segways: an original and fun way of visiting the historic center with family or friends, led by one of our guides.

 

6. At the heart of the city, the renovation of the Museum of Beaux-Arts, once finalized, it will belong to the circle of the finest museums in France. Dijon will have a convivial museum where the enhancement of the architecture will dialog with a collection more completely presented. Reopening of the museum in April 2013 after 2 months of exceptional closure.

 

7. Be amazed in one of the most important Contemporary Art Center in France: the Consortium.

 

8. The return of Mourners DIJON. Back in the United States, the exhibition pursues its triumphal tour now in Europe until the end of May 2013, after Bruges, Berlin and Paris! The mourners will return to Dijon in June 2013. The mourners from the tomb of Jean sans Peur, like those of Philippe le Hardi presented in an room of the museum of Dijon since February 2011, so then resume their place under the arcades of the tombs.

 

9. The Market …. The Halles … See, smell and taste some of the famous traditional products: Mustard, Gingerbread, 'Crème de cassis', Kir (traditional local aperitif), Burgundy wine ... here, the cuisine is known all around the world. A permanent feast awaits visitors in Dijon.

 

10. Tours in the vineyard, Dijon is the gateway to the most prestigious vineyard of Burgundy. Indeed, the reputation of the route of the Grands Crus has earned it the epithet the “Champs Elysées of Burgundy”. You can see “the château of Clos de Vougeot” right at the heart of the Côte de Nuits vineyard. Enter the world of magic and mystery of the great wines of Burgundy: Chambertin-Clos-de-Bèze, Latricières-Chambertin, Romanée-Conti, Corton-Charlemagne …


Best hotels

in Dijon

Hotel les Congres from €63
Hotel les Congres from €63
Holiday Inn Dijon from €182
Holiday Inn Dijon from €182
Hostellerie Du Chapeau Rouge from €115
Hostellerie Du Chapeau Rouge from €115

Mercure Dijon Centre Clemenceau from €119
Mercure Dijon Centre Clemenceau from €119
Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon - MGallery by Sofitel from€ 177
Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon - MGallery by Sofitel from€ 177
Kyriad Prestige Dijon Centre from €99
Kyriad Prestige Dijon Centre from €99

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Magnin museum

This private museum is housed in the sumptuous setting of the Hôtel de Lantin, home to Jeanne and Maurice Magnin, passionate collectors and committed patrons of the arts.

 

 

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Pass Dijon Côte de Nuits

Welcome to Dijon and the Côte de Nuits!

With the Dijon-Côte de Nuits Pass, you will benefit from special offers on admission to all the leading sites and monuments of our beautiful destination. With no restrictions and at your own pace, discover the secrets of the former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy and the famous Côte de Nuits! Didn’t get to see everything during your stay? Don’t hesitate to come back, your Pass is valid for a year!

 

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Hunt for bargains in the antiques quarter

The boldness and aesthetic delights of Dijon's many antiques, furniture and interior decorating stores combine with the charm of its medieval streets to create the perfect environment for a modern-day stroll rooted in the past.

 

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Explore the rich history of Dijon's private mansions

Over 100 private mansions are thought to have been built in Dijon between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Their richly decorated façades, imposing doorways, stunning courtyards and glazed tile roofs reflect both the prosperity of their owners and the unrivalled talent of their architects.

 

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Immerse yourself in the twelfth century with the monks of Cîteaux Abbey

In the heart of the forest to the south of Dijon lies the birthplace of the Cistercian Order, which spread throughout Europe and achieved a place in the history books thanks to St Bernard. Visit the historic buildings of this ancient abbey and learn about the monastic life and Cistercian tradition through 900 years of history.

 

 

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