Dijon The City of the French Gastronomy
The first archaeological finds within the city limits of Dijon date to the Neolithic period. Later became a Roman settlement named Divio, located on the road from Lyon to Paris. The province was home to the Dukes of Burgundy. The city has retained varied architectural styles from many of the main periods of the past millennium, including Capetian, Gotic and Renaissance.
Address of the tourist office : 11 rue des Forges- Bp 82296-21022 Dijon Cedex, France
The schedule is Monday to Saturday: 9:30am-6:30pm /Sunday and bank holidays: 10am-6pm
Museums in Dijon:
-Musee des Beaux-Arts: Housed in the monumental Palais des Ducs, these sprawling galleries constitute one of France's most outstanding.
-Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne built in a 17 th century Cistercian convent, this museum explores villages and town life in Burgundy.
-Musee Archeologique: Celtic, Roman and Merovingian are displayed in this museum, a particularly fine 1st- centrury AD bronze of the century bronze of the Celtic goddess “Sequana”.
Palais de Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne a once home to Burgundy's powerful dukes, this monumental palace neoclassical.
Eglise Notre Dame a block north of the Palais des Ducs, this church was built between 1220 and 1240.
Rue de la Chouette is aroun the north side of Church Notre Dame.
Puits de Moise is a famous grouping of six Old Testament figures, carves from 1395 to 1405 by court sculptor Claus Sluter and his nephed Claus de Werve.
Cathedrale St Benigne built over the tomb of St Benignus.
Eglise St-Michel is near the Cathedrale St Benigne.
Jardin Darcy is a plenty of green spaces that are perfect for picnics and for walk.
If you want dinner good, you can go the restaurants, for example:
In Vineyard: “Chez Guy & Family”, “Le Clos Prieur”
In historical centre: “Bibovino”, “Dr Wine”, “Le chanoine”, “Le Lotus Bleu”, “Maison Millere”, “Marco Polo Chalet”, “Le Maison des Cariatides”, “Pizzeria des Halles Version Latine”, “Restaurant Indien Ganesh Akash”, “Les Friands Disent”, “Treize Lucioles”, “Central Palace”
In the city: “Bengale Palace”, “Hu Po-Gastronomie Chinoise”, “Restaurant Les Congres”
If you want go a pub theses are for you :
Irish Pub Le Kilkenny
-Flannery's Irish Pub
-Pub Mac Carthy's.
The average in Dijon is in low temp, 3º and the high temp 21º more or less.
Normally, the rainfall in Dijon is 14 days per month (the average).
By car, you have a highways from: Paris (A6), Lille/Belgique (A26-A5), Metz/Luxembourg(A31), Strasbourg/Germany (A36), Geneve (A40-A39).
By train, there are two forms:
-Daily TGV (high speed train) from: Paris (1h35), Paris CDG Airport (1h35), Lille (3h00), Zurich(2h25).
-LGV Rhin- Rhone: Dijon-Mulhouse (1h05), Dijon-Strasbourg (2h00), Dijon-Zurich (2h25).
By plane, travel smart: Dijon Burgundy Airport 717 rue de l' aviation – 21600 Ouges (France), Tel: +33 (0) 3 80 67 67 67, and website is http://www.dijon.aeroport.fr/
Dijon in bus: Divia's lines, routes and useful shedules during the day.
- Every 3 to 10 minutes during the day.
-6AM to midnight from Monday on Saturday
-Every 30 min. After 9PM and Sunday morning.
With 75 taxis at your disposal: Tel. +33 (0) 3 80 41 41 12