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Dijon Office de tourisme
Place Darcy Dijon
21000

Tel:+33 (0)3 80 44 11 44
Fax:+33 (0)3 80 42 18 83

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The city of Dijon is not what you expect of such a rural department (Cote d'Or) renowned mainly for its fine wine.  It is one of the most attractive cities of provincial France boasting architectural splendours dating back to the wealthy dukes of Burgundy (11th - 15th century).  Chic and prosperous with a top-class university it simply bursts with cultural gems and elegant medieval and Renaissance buildings.

The central hub of old Dijon is Place Francois Rude with its cafes and bars that surround a distinctive central fountain.  Not far is Le Palais des Ducs which was mainly restyled in the 17th century for parliament.  In front of the palace lies the gracious Place de la Liberation flanked by sand-coloured houses and designed by Mansart one of the architects responsible for Versailles.   

Dijon is also famous for its mustard which is used in many of the creamy sauces served with steak, veal and rabbit.  Pain d'Epice or spicy gingerbread also originates from Dijon and indicates the strategic position of the city on the spice route.

Sightseeing Tours In Dijon

What to See - Dijon Attractions

Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne
17 rue Ste Anne, Dijon 21000
an insight into how Burgundian people lived throughout the ages
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 80 44 12 69

Musee de la Moutarde
48 quai Nicolas Rolin, Dijon 21000
whet your appetite on the world's best mustard in Dijon's mustard museum!
| Admission charge | Opening Times: 15h on Wed & Sun and daily from Jun - Sep | Tel: tickets from tourist office

Musee d'Art Sacre
15 rue Ste Anne, Dijon 21000
a collection of religious art and objects from the 12th - 19th centuries
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 80 44 12 69

Chartreuse de Champmol
1 bd Chanoine Kelly, Dijon 21000
once a Cathusian monastery you'll find the famous Puits de Moise (well of Moses) here
| Opening Times: Varys due to renovation work

Cathedrale St-Benigne
Rue du docteur Maret, Dijon 21000
below this 11th century church lies a Romanesque crypt
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily

Jardin de L'Arquebuse
Ave Albert 1er, Dijon 21000
you'll find streams, ponds and hundreds of plants in Dijon's botanical gardens

Musee National Magnin
4 rue des Bons Enfants, Dijon 21000
situated in a truly magnificent 17th century mansion this art gallery houses 16th - 19th century paintings and period furniture
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)3 80 67 11 10

Musee Archeologique
5 rue du docteur Maret, Dijon 21000
superb archaeological museum with rare Celtic exhibits including jewellery & bronze figurines
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)3 80 30 88 54

Tours of surrounding vineyards
tickets from tourist information centre, 1 rue de l'hotel Dieu, Beaune 21200
take a trip to some of the most outstanding wine making villages in the whole of France
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)3 80 26 21 30

Musee des Beaux-Arts
In the Palais des Ducs, Place de la Liberation, Dijon 21000
a great collection of Flemish artists housed here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 80 74 52 70

Patriarche Pere et Fils
6 rue du College, Beaune 21200
an audio tour of these vast wine cellars helps you discover the subtleties of 13 Burgundian wines
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)3 80 24 53 78

Eglise Notre-Dame
Rue de la Prefecture, Dijon 21000
stunning 13th century Gothic church with numerous gargoyles and Jacquemart Clock
| Opening Times: Daily

Eglise St-Etienne
Rue Vaillant, Dijon 21000
11th century church that has been rebuilt throughout the ages
| Opening Times: Daily

St-Michel
Place St-Michel, Dijon 21000
a fantastic church combining Gothic and Renaissance architecture
| Opening Times: Daily

Musee du Vin de Bourgogne
Rue d'Enfer, Beaune 21200
all you need to know about the region's fine wine
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Nov | Tel: +33 (0)3 80 22 08 19

Hotel de Vogue
Rue Jeannin, Dijon 21000
visit the courtyard of this gracious 17th century Dijon mansion adorned with Burgundian cabbages!