Dijon Travel Guide
Chartreuse de Champmol - Avenue Albert-1er.This is one of the city's most important monuments. It was built in the 14th century and was intended to be the burial place for the dynasty of Duke Philippe le Hardi. The Duke hired a talented group of artists to create the monument. Almost destroyed during the French Revolution the 'Well of Moses' which features six realistic portrayals of Old Testament prophets plus the chapel portal remain. The area is at present part of a psychiatric hospital.
Musee Grevin - 13b Avenue Albert-1er This museum concentrates on reproducing scenes from Burgundy's history.
Palais des Ducs The palace is situated in the centre of the city. Opposite the main courtyard you will find the place de la Liberation, which was built at the end of the 17th century to house and display a statue of the Sun King. In the 16th and 17th centuries the palace housed Burgundy's parliament, these days it operates as the town hall.
Quartier Notre-Dame behind the palace you will find the sumptuous town houses of the city's rich inhabitants of days gone by. There are half-timbered houses with their storeys leaning out over the street; other more formal and imposing mansions are built of Renaissance stone.
Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne - Rue Ste-Anne. The museum is located in a modern setting within a former convent. It concentrates on nineteenth-century Burundian daily life and features furniture, costumes, and domestic industries such as cheese, butter, and bread-making all based in a reconstructed kitchen of the times.
Chateau la Chassagne In the village of Pont de Pany beside Dijon, the restaurant is situated in a hundred acre private park.
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Market Square & Les Halles near Rue de la Musette. This busy area is full of wonderful food stalls and pleasant cafes and restaurants. The market opens very early on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, and all day Saturday. In the Rue de Soissons you will find bric a brac and in place François-Rude clothes are for sale.
Dijon Restaurants and Bars
Capucines - 3 rue Jeannin. This restaurant is located in a lovely medieval setting and serves good traditional Burgundy dishes such as boef bourguignon and escargots at reasonable prices.
Le Verdi - 10 place Emile Zola. This place gets extremely busy at lunchtimes because of the excellent, reasonably priced menu and its outdoor tables on the square. Evenings tend to be busy as well. The food includes grills, fish and pizzas.
Le Potimarron - 4 Avenue de l'Ouche. This is the place to come if you are a vegetarian or prefer your food made with organic meat and fish. Macrobiotic dishes are also on the menu. The prices here are quite reasonable.
Mulot et Petitjean - 13 place Bossuet (There are other branches round the town), If you have a sweet tooth then make a beeline for one of the branches of this cafe they sell the most delicious confectionary.
Dijon Bars & Clubs
L'An-Fer - Centre Dauphine, Rue Bossuet. This is reputed to be the best club this side of Paris, Some very famous DJ's work here and it is immensely popular with the locals.
Le Brighton - 33 Rue Auguste-Comte. This English style pub is the place to come if beer is your tipple of choice, as it has no less than 200 different kinds of beer and a dance floor
L'Univers 47 - Rue Berbisey. This bar is very popular with the locals as it frequently puts on blues, jazz and rock concerts in the cellarand is open until late.
Pub Kilkenny - 1 Rue Auguste-Perdrix. The ubiquitos Irish pub here is as noisy as you would expect and, of course, sells draught Guinness.
- Hotel Le Jacquemart 32, rue Verrerie Dijon 31 Rooms
- Hotel Thurot 4-6, passage Thurot Dijon 28 Rooms
- Residence Hoteliere Urbaneva Rue Audra Dijon 24 Rooms
- Hotel Le Chambellan 92, rue Vannerie Dijon 23 Rooms
- Hotel Mercure Dijon Clemenceau 22, boulevard de la MarneBP 25 Dijon 123 Rooms
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