Dijon, France, a city that blends food and history perfectly
Brimming with historic buildings and landmarks, Dijon is also the city where the Dijon Mustard originated. It is one city you must visit if you are a history buff and a foodie as well!
Located in the Burgundy region of eastern France, Dijon is one of the most attractive cities of the country. The city was the home to the Dukes of Burgundy for centuries and was once a formidable city of immense wealth and power. The historical center of the city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015. The city is also famous for its wine and food, and one of its food products is very popular around the world, the Dijon Mustard. The city has more than 150,000 inhabitants and covers a total area of 40.41 square kilometers. The city is 266 kilometers from Paris, 175 kilometers from Lyon, and 250 kilometers from Strasbourg, making it accessible by bus, car or train from these cities.
Dijon is a city with so many historic buildings, museums and landmarks to visit, and in between visiting its attractions, you must visit its famous restaurants so you will understand why it is also a foodie’s paradise. Its top attractions include Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, Owl’s Trail, Rue Des Forges, Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne, Cathedrale Saint-Benigne, Musee Magnin, Ducal Palace, and Mulot Et Petitjean where you can buy handmade Dijon Mustard. To satisfy your food cravings, you must dine at Le Piano Qui Fume, Chez Léon, Le Pré aux Clercs, Le Bistrot des Halles or La Maison des Cariatides. If you are a wine lover, take a Max's Burgundy Wine Tour, Alter and Go Tour, or a Wine and Voyages Tour.
Dijon is best visited in autumn when the annual International and Gastronomic Fair is held. It is one of the most important fairs in the country. Consult your travel agent for more details.