Life in Dijon
The Alliance Française of Dijon-Bourgogne is conveniently located in the town center, where you can discover the local culture and Burgundian history, with the 4 Dukes : you can hang out, meet people, and enjoy the activities and outings available.
Capital of the Dukes of Burgundy between the mid-14th and 15th centuries, Dijon has since developed into a historic town, with medieval houses, many churches and richly-adorned private mansions : you can stroll in the large pedestrian zone, go to the covered market (open 4 days a week), and visit for free the MBA, Fine Arts Museum, located in the Dukes Palace : it holds outstanding collections and was renovated in 2019.
Dijon Tourist Office takes good care of visitors: www.destinationdijon.com
Burgundy, Gastronomy and Wine
You will wish to taste local specialties like oeufs en meurette, escargots, boeuf bourguignon or coq au vin, you will also discover Dijon renowned blackberry cream ( basis for the local Kir drink : white wine and cassis cream) and traditional spice bread.
Seizing your opportunity of staying in the area of the most famous wines in the world, you will learn the villages and vineyards history along the Route des Grands Crus.
Tasting wines in a cellar is a unique experience and will help you remember the names of Clos de Vougeot, Chambolle Musigny, Vosne-Romanée, Meursault or Pommard…. 45 kilometers from Dijon, Beaune is a major landmark when it comes to History and wine : you will visit the Hôtel-Dieu (former hospital turned into a museum, dating back to the Middle Ages, the Hospices are famous for their vineyards and November Wine Auction Sale) and enjoy the small town surrounded by its remparts.