Dijon Tourism

There is certainly more to Dijon city than just the mustard for which it is world famous for. One of the most beautiful cities in France, Dijon shines resplendent with historic buildings, old quarters and a tradition that has survived the ravages of time and still has remained unscathed. The capital of once powerful Burgundy region, the city is strewn with Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic style of architecture. Not to forget the 17th century “hotel particulars” which tell stories of a rich past. Climb up to some top in the city and watch Dijon’s to its bourguignons (Burgundian polychrome roofs) made of tiles glazed in terracotta, green, yellow, black and arranged in geometric patterns.

Well- known for its annual Gastronomic festival, the city revels in excellent food, wine and shopping. Indulge in its culinary delights and sample its mustard and wine to immerse in the essence of the city. Or visit south to Dijon for its famous wine produced in local vineyards. With most of the city’s culture revolving around its Cathedral and historic markets, the city is a must visit in your tour to Europe.

A capital of “a hundred bell towers”, the city preserves its magnificence with sheer tenacity. Follow its Owl’s Trail and you shall be able to understand its heritage, architecture and present day cosmopolitan self. With a list of museums which are free to enter, the city will keep your tour busy and occupied. 

Essential travel information and Dijon tips for your visit

  • Most of the places are closed on Sundays in Dijon. Plan your visits accordingly.
  • Although the city is safe for women travellers, the unwanted attention from local paramours can be a nuisance.
  • Language can be a major obstacle since French people restrain from using foreign language.
  • Women travelling alone should avoid cheap hotels as they can be staffed by single man.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Dijon

  • Know the pollution level of Dijon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 21.43 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Dijon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dijon.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.17 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.83 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 20.83 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 29.17 (Low)
    • Safety Index 72.3 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.03 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.41 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.17 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dijon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.37 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 79.33 USD

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