Dijon town guide
Visitors to the Bourgogne will find Dijon not far from Beaune or Chateaubriant in the Cote D'Or. Their traditions of beef and fine red wines consumption may well explain why Dijon is the mustard capital of the world.
The Dukes of Burgundy used Dijon as a capital and there are signs of the wealth that they brought to it wherever you look. There are several very good Art Galleries, Flemish artists in the Musee de Beaux Arts, religious art in the Musee d'Art Sacre and nineteenth century art in the Musee National
Magnin. There is also the inevitable Musee de la Moutarde and an excellent museum of life in the region at the Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne.
The town itself is smart and modern and reflects the style of the university which is situated there. After a stroll around the elegant streets visit one of the parks, in particular Jardin d'Arquebuse with its streams and pools.
Park your hire car safely before settling down to a really good meal which must be the real reason for stopping in Dijon!