A family affair

For over a century, Burgundy was a region that was well known across the whole of Europe. Leading it were the following, from one generation to the next:

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Dijon, former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy

Even though the dukes spent a lot of time in their Flemish residences, Dijon was still a favourite town for them. Philip the Bold renovated the entire château, turning it into a lavish palace for him and his family.

Today, the palace is the exceptional setting for one of France's most beautiful museums. Make sure you stop by for a visit! An unmissable sight there is the room that houses the tombs of Philip the Bold and John the Fearless.

Visit Dijon and the museum
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The Hôtel-Dieu of Beaune, a superb example of ducal patronage

This hospital was built in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, Philip the Good's chancellor, and his wife Guigone de Salins. Why did they build it? To make life easier for the locals in periods of war and through epidemics. The result was a flamboyant and colourful, Gothic-style building.

Find out more about the Hospices de Beaune

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Germolles, former ducal residence

In 1380, Philip the Bold gave his wife, Margaret of Flanders, a fortified house. She turned it into a palace that reflected the innovative Italian style, rather than an ancient medieval fortress. She entrusted the decoration to the very best artists working for the court.

Visit the château
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Journey back in time, all the way back to the Middle Ages

Burgundy at the time of the dukes is not only about their former palace in Dijon or the Hospices de Beaune. Dotted across the region, there are also medieval villages, châteaus and other examples of the powerful reign between the 13th and 15th centuries.

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