Feel our top 5 sensory experiences in Dijon…
See the main sights along the Owl’s Trail (Parcours de la Chouette), a 22-stage trail designed to show you the best of Dijon’s charm as well as taking you back in time. The trail takes about an hour to complete, taking in churches, museums and galleries, shops and café terraces.
Hear a free concert during the Garçon la Note festival, which takes place in downtown Dijon in July and August.
Smell mustard and gingerbread. Who hasn’t heard of Dijon mustard? The town was a centre for mustard-making in the Middle Ages – today it’s produced in the neighbouring town of Chevigny-Saint-Sauveur. And Dijon had no less than 12 gingerbread manufacturers up until 1949 – Mulot-Petitjean is one of the oldest still to remain in town.
Taste local wine on the Route des Grands Crus. Nicknamed the ‘Champs-Élysées of Burgundy’, some of the world’s most famous wines are produced here, home to famous names including Marsannay-la-Côte, Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges. Admire the beautiful vineyard landscapes and the listed Château du Clos de Vougeot at their heart.
Touch antiques at the dedicated fair in May. It’s been running annually for over 30 years at the Parc des Expositions and brings together 120 exhibitors of mainly 18th-century objects, with more than 20,000 visitors pouring in to admire their wares.
Capital of the Duchy of Burgundy in the Middle Ages, Dijon has inherited a unique cultural and architectural heritage within one of the greatest conserved areas in France. An emblematic city of haute cuisine and lifestyle, Dijon is also the gateway to one of the most prestigious vineyards of France, the Côte de Nuits, with its world-class wines. With the Dijon-Côte de Nuits Pass you can visit 11 must-see sites at your own pace – and if you don't have time to see everything the first time round, simply come again, as the pass is valid for a year.
Getting to Dijon
By train: 1h45m from Paris by TGV; 3h from Lille by TGV
By car: A6 from Paris; A26 & A5 from Lille and Belgium; A31 from Metz; A36 from Strasbourg and Germany; A40 & A39 from Geneva; A31 & A6 from Lyon.
Dijon Tourist Office 11 Rue des Forges 15 Cour de la Gare21000 DijonTel: +33 (0)8 92 70 05 58http://www.destinationdijon.com/