A Day in Dijon, the Capital of Burgundy

A Day in Dijon, the Capital of Burgundy, Dijon, France (B)

Mustard. That’s what springs to mind when I think of Dijon. How about you? As we were to discover though, Dijon brings far more to the table than a spicy condiment. In fact my husband and I were surprised at how picturesque and historical the French city is and congratulated ourselves on choosing it as an overnight stay on our way home from the Alps.

The capital of Burgundy and the centre of mustard making during the Middle Ages, Dijon is conveniently located 200 miles from where we were skiing in Morzine and 350 miles from Calais. It meant there would be a longer leg the other end but we were willing to get up early and hit the road with the destination being home!

Our overnight stay was at a hotel which used to be an old monastery with parts dating back to the 1300s. Appart’hôtel Odlays Les Cordeliers opened it in July 2015. It felt a little bit strange staying in such a beautiful and religious building which could easily be a tourist attraction in itself rather than a mid-range hotel. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Day in Dijon, the Capital of Burgundy
Guide Location: France » Dijon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Callaghan
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.wandermum.co.uk/dijon-capital-of-burgundy/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Appart’hôtel Odlays Les Cordeliers
  • Museè des Beaux-Arts
  • Palais des Ducs
  • City Hall
  • Grand Theatre
  • Church of Notre Dame
  • Rue de La Liberte
  • Comptoir des Colonies