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Architecture from Roman walls through art nouveau apartment buildings cradles the friendly city of Dijon, whose winding medieval streets course with students, retirees, and everyone in between. Walking the city's side streets rewards the curious with glimpses into the courtyards of grand old private homes and delightful artisanal shops. The capital of Burgundy, Dijon hosts theaters, concert spaces, and several city-wide cultural events per year that take to the streets. All the city's museums are free of charge, and offer a choice of fine art, folk life, and archaeology. Embracing the Burgundian reputation, inhabitants live the rabelaisian ...

Architecture from Roman walls through art nouveau apartment buildings cradles the friendly city of Dijon, whose winding medieval streets course with students, retirees, and everyone in between. Walking the city's side streets rewards the curious with glimpses into the courtyards of grand old private homes and delightful artisanal shops. The capital of Burgundy, Dijon hosts theaters, concert spaces, and several city-wide cultural events per year that take to the streets. All the city's museums are free of charge, and offer a choice of fine art, folk life, and archaeology. Embracing the Burgundian reputation, inhabitants live the rabelaisian legacy as a birthright, taking joy in good food and the region's legendary wines as a daily ritual. The city's market overflows into nearby streets three days a week, and a fine meal is never more than a footstep away, from regional standards to haute cuisine, succulent tagines, or a collection of tasty baked goods to eat in one of the city's pretty parks.

Juliette Rogers
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Juliette Rogers is coauthor of the guidebooks Eating New England: A Food Lovers Guide to Eating Locally, Secret Providence and Newport, and two Thomas Cook guides on France.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: the capital of Burgundy, located in eastern France approximately 200 miles southeast of Paris
  • Language: French
  • Currency: Euro
  • Research: Wikipedia | Wikitravel
  • Weather: Daylight
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  • Best Time to Visit:

    Fall and spring afford the best weather, but the attractions know no season.