Experience Dijon, France on Foot

Experience Dijon, France on Foot, Dijon, France (B)

Arguably, the best way to explore any new city or town is by walking. It may be slower than public transportation, but you definitely get to see more, and you never know what might be waiting for you around the next corner.

Dijon, France is a great city to explore on foot. As with most European cities, the most interesting parts of Dijon are packed within an easily walkable radius. But Dijon also offers a few unique walking tours that we haven’t experienced anywhere else.

We started our exploration of Dijon with the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, (Palais des ducs de Bourgogne). The duchy of Burgundy was originally established around 880 AD, after the kingdom of Burgundy was reorganized into duchies and counties. At its earliest incarnation, this building was merely a fortress. Philip the Bold, first Duke Valois rebuilt the fortress and turned it into a palace between 1364-1404.

The oldest parts of the palace date back to the 14th-15th century, but most of what you see today dates from the 17th and 18th centuries, when the governors of Burgundy expanded the old palace. The west wing of the palace now houses city hall offices, while the east wing is home to the Musée des Beaux Arts. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Experience Dijon, France on Foot
Guide Location: France » Dijon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Darlene Fisher
Read it on Author's Website: https://thirstyjourneys.com/experience-dijon-france-on-foot/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy
  • Tourist Information Office
  • rue des Forges
  • Hotel Chambellan
  • The Maille
  • Church of Notre-Dame of Dijon
  • Mulot & Petitjean
  • Jardin Darcy
  • the covered market
  • The Place Francois Rude
  • Owl of Notre Dame de Dijon
  • Maison Milliere
  • the Place du Theatre
  • the Eglise St. Etienne
  • the Eglise St. Michel
  • Tour de Bar