Insider's Guide to Burgundy & Dijon

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

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Cathédrale St Bénigne

In Dijon, west of the Ducal palace, looms the twin-towered Cathédrale St. Bénigne - also known as the Dijon Cathedral. This large, Gothic church is the current seat of the Archbishopric of ...  Read more

Cluny

Northwest of Mâcon is the little town of Cluny. Dating to an abbey established in the year 910 (called Cluniacum), the town became the epicenter of a Benedictine reform movement that sought to ...  Read more

Musée de la Moutarde

Dijon is known for its importance to the French wine industry, but it’s also known for another culinary product – mustard. The region’s fertile land and abundant grapevines (pressing unripe grapes ...  Read more

Beaune

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Like many other spots in Italy, Spain, France and England, the town of Beaune can trace its origins to pre-Roman settlers. Today, Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy; its annual wine auction (the ...  Read more

Chablis

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The northernmost wine district in Burgundy is not only home to some of the most sought after vintages, it also happens to be staggeringly stunning. Nicknamed the “Golden Door of Burgundy,” the ...  Read more

Château de Bazoches

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Built on the site of an old Roman post in the 12th century, Château de Bazoches is one of the finest properties in Burgundy. Privately owned and a listed Heritage Building, the feudal ...  Read more

Hotel de Vogue

Following the destruction and turmoil of France's Wars of Religion (1562-1598), France once again began to rebuild its towns and cities; in Dijon, a series of lavish parliamentary hotels were built, ...  Read more

Palais des Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne (Dijon Ducal Palace)

The seat of Burgundian power was in Dijon, and in Dijon, it was found in the fabulous Palais des Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne, more simply known as the Ducal Palace. Originally built as a small ...  Read more

Rue des Forges

The Rue des Forges is one of Dijon's most characteristic streets. If you're new to the city, it should be one of your first stops; at 34 Rue des Forges, you will find the tourist office, from which ...  Read more

Vézelay

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Nestled in the Cone Valley, halfway between Dijon and Paris, stands the idyllic village of Vézelay, a ninth-century hilltop fortress that is not only home to one of the most remarkable basilicas ...  Read more

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