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.
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