Capital of the Dukes of Burgundy

Although it's the ideal departure point for the Route des Grands Crus along the Côte de Nuits, it's hard to tear yourself away from the capital of the ancient Duchy of Burgundy. Shops and gardens, terraces, museums, historic buildings... Dijon is first and foremost a “beautiful city”.

No river, but a hundred towers

In Roman times Dijon was a crossroads between northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

In the 14th century it was here that the Valois Dukes of Burgundy founded one of the most brilliant courts in Europe. Dijon then became the seat of the order of the Golden Fleece.

From the Renaissance onwards, the townhouses of the Nobles of the Robe reshaped this “city of a hundred towers”.

Well preserved areas

Dijon's pedestrian streets wind between medieval houses, churches and Renaissance townhouses. The Place de la Libération, created by Hardouin-Mansart, is one of the loveliest squares in France. In summer, its sunny café terraces are perfect for a city break....

Take a walk! The 'Parcours de la chouette' is a walking route, taking in 22 places of interest within the conservation area. Thrill seekers can do it on a Segway but... keep your balance!

Dijon, city of culture

Historic buildings, museums or panoramic views... Do them all!.

In the Fine Art Museum, housed in the former Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy, Flemish paintings are displayed alongside 19th century sculpture and decorative arts. The modern art collection is astounding.

At the Charterhouse in Champmol, the “Puits de Moïse" is an extraordinary example of the splendours of medieval Burgundian sculpture.

The Halles de Dijon (covered market) was built in 1868, on classical lines, by the Eiffel company.

The team running Le Consortium have a European-wide reputation for discovering modern talent.

Vines and good food

On the slopes of the old “Côte Dijonnaise" appellation good food and wine are celebrated. Wine festivals, International Food Fair (Table de Lucullus)... Book a gourmet meal at one of three Michelin starred restaurants: le Pré aux Clercs, l'Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge or Stéphane Derbord. Not forgetting the many wine bars where you can enjoy wines from local cellars..

Labels :

  • Ville d'Art et d'Histoire
Horaires d'ouverture de l'Office de tourisme de Dijon
  • L'office du tourisme vous informe sur la ville et sur les circuits touristiques dont elle constitue une première étape de choix.
    D'avril à septembre :
    - Du lundi au samedi : de 9 h 30 à 18 h 30
    - Les dimanches et jours fériés : de 10 h à 18 h
    D'octobre à mars :
    - Du lundi au samedi : de 9 h 30 à 13 h et de 14 h à 18 h
    - Les dimanches et jours fériés : de 10 h à 16 h

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