Dijon: This Eastern France City Is The Prominent Tourist Attraction

Dijon is a city in eastern France with a population of 1.5 lakh and an approximate area of 40 km2. It is located on the road to Paris from Lyon. As it was a home for the Dukes of Burgundy since early 11th century to late 15th century, it’s one of the prominent centers in Europe for art, science, and learning. It is also known for its Wine Making. The temperature in Dijon can go as high as 26°C and as low as -1°C.  The city is known for its Gothic Style of architecture and as a result, it has a large number of churches and cathedrals.

Best time to visit Dijon

Due to the wide difference of temperature throughout the year, the best time to visit Dijon is between the end of May to early October; and if you wish to witness the Gastronomic Fair which is held in Dijon usually in November.

The fair is one of the top attractions in the city and has more than a thousand visitors who would love to have the food. The city is known for conducting this event for over 80 years and the tourists flock to the town specifically for relishing on what it has to offer.

Top places to visit in Dijon

  • Musee De Dijon

This is one of the museums in France, which has been for centuries now, and the most attractive fact about this is that it is a vast encyclopedia of knowledge with information from the Art in Egypt to the art in the previous century. The buildings also hold a lot of historical significance.

  • Church Notre-Dame of Dijon

It is considered as a masterpiece of Gothic Architecture of 13th Century. It is situated at the heart of the preserved old center of the city.

Finally, one day is required to visit prominent attractions in Dijon with an average expense ranging from €200-€240 for two persons.

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