Dijon Travel Guide

This vibrant student city boasts one of the best-preserved town centres in France. Packed with beautifully decorated townhouses (built by wealthy medieval burghers), Dijon still displays the grandeur of the former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy. Be sure to put Dijon Mustard, cassis blackcurrant liqueur and Burgundian wines at the top of your shopping list, as you stroll the main thoroughfare, rue de la Liberté.


Accommodation

Dijon is home to a number of accommodation options, particularly in the renowned tourist areas and popular attractions. The centre of the city and surrounds offer a wide selection of hotels, motels and holiday resorts which feature a number of accommodation options to suit all travellers and budgets including standard accommodation, family friendly accommodation, suites, apartments and self-catering accommodation. Hotels are located within close proximity of popular attractions including the Palais des Ducs, Place de la Libération, Maison Millière, church of Notre-Dame, Chartreuse de Champmol and more. Book Dijon Accommodation


Getting Around

Most travellers arriving from Paris come via the high-speed train TGV train, however there are many flights offered from all over France and Europe. From the airport there are regular bus shuttles to and from the city. Midway between Lyon and Paris, Dijon is also at the heart of the region's motorway network, however this compact city also makes getting around on foot much easier and more affordable. Read more about Getting Around Dijon


Attractions

Amid Dijon's medieval streets lie nestled an amazing range of historical and architectural tourist attractions including the Palais des Ducs overlooking the Place de la Libération, the rue des Forges lined with mansions, the stone and wood Maison Millière, on the rue de Chouette, the church of Notre-Dame, a 9th century wooden 'black' Virgin, one of the oldest in France, known as 'Our Lady of Good Hope, the Chartreuse de Champmol, an insight into the haute bourgeoisie at the Musée Magnin, the Jardin de l'Arquebuse botanical gardens, Natural History Museum and much more. More about Dijon Attractions


Facts

Dijon really is located midway between Paris and Lyon, in fact it is situated 312km southeast of Paris and 320km northeast of Lyon. Dijon is most famous worldwide for its mustard however it is also renowned for its cassis, a type of black currant liquor and is also a significant shipper of Burgundy wine. Centrally located in the heart of the Côte d'Or, Dijon is the former ancient capital of Burgundy.