Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Dijon and its surroundings
Dijon is located in the heart of the Burgundy region, and its historical importance influences its great standing in France today. The Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, once home to those important noblemen, now houses the city's administrative division as well as a medieval art museum. Various sights can be found around the city centre, such as the Porte Guillaume in the Place Darcy. The church of Notre Dame is renowned both for its architecture and art, being home as it is to some stunning stone sculpture. Another interesting place to visit is the Musée du Cerf-Volant, the world's first kite museum. Dijon is equally known for its green spaces as for its splendour, and the Parc de la Toison d'Or is just 2km from your Campanile DIJON NORD - Toison d'Or. Take the time to discover this park with an afternoon in the sunshine. Of course, no trip to Dijon would be complete without some wine tourism! Being part of the Burgundy wine region, vineyard tours are widely available and wine tastings can be booked at the tourist office. Don't forget about the region's cuisine either; Epoisses and Chaource are two of the region's finest cheeses, as well as boeuf bourguignon, using locally-reared beef. Don't forget to try some of the city's specialist mustards too - not only are they delicious but they are sold in pretty, decorative pots. Dijon is a city just waiting to be discovered - enjoy your stay!