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Dijon Tourism Overview

About Dijon

Dijon has an exceptional architectural heritage, one of the first sectors safeguarded in France. The city is half modern, half medieval, with soaring buildings and lovely, romantic half-timbered houses scattered everywhere around the town centre. The art lovers will love Dijon as there are several museums to make you enchanted. Dijon also preserves many buildings of the ducal period which are among the finest in France. With pleasant weather, golden historical places to visit and traditional delicacies make it a perfect destination for holidays.


Country : France
Area : 40.31 km2
Population : The total population estimated in 2005 was 150,803.
Languages : French
Currency : Euro is the currency of Dijon.
Region : Bourgogne.
Geographic Coordination : 47°17′26″N 5°02′34E

Climate and Geography

The town has cold dry winters and warm wet summers, typical of Central and Eastern France. Rainfall is generally low tending to fall more during the summer months. Dijon receives average sunshine throughout.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : Autumn is the best time to visit Dijon.

Transportation

    Dijon has an excellent transportation system. Take pleasure in riding on fast trains, new trains, busses etc to get to your destination that too at incredibly reasonable prices.

    The simplest and most convenient way to discover Dijon is by bus.

    There is a shuttle that operates in the historical centre of Dijon, connecting town centre car parks, shops and services which cannot be reached by the main bus system.

    You can even hire a taxi to roam around inside the city.

    Dijon has flat terrain which makes it ideal for cyclists.

    Driving into Dijon is convenient as the city is well-connected to freeway and highway networks. So you can hire a car for touring the city and enjoy the scenic beauty.

Getting Around : The best way to get to Dijon from other French destinations is by TGV high-speed train. The journey takes only 90 minutes from Paris and no more than two hours from most of the major towns. Dijon Burgundy Airport is just twenty minutes drive from the main city centre.

Shopping and Entertainment

Apart from boutique and antique shopping, Maille Mustard Store is a “must-visit” venue for those interested in souvenirs of the 18th century. Here, you can buy all kinds of mustard that isn’t available anywhere else in the world.

Entertainment : If you get drained of all the energy while touring the city then rejuvenate your senses with the soft music. There are variety of musical shows and concerts that Dijon has to offer. Enjoy at the Auditorium de Dijon, a multipurpose entertainment venue which is praised for its sophisticated architecture. The auditorium provides a great selection of shows and stage presentations that will tranquilize your senses like dance, symphonic music, chamber music, theatre plays etc.

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