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Tourism

in Dijon

Former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, Dijon is also known as the "city of a hundred steeples”. This nickname comes from its important architectural and especially religious heritage.
In addition, the rich cuisine of the region strengthens the tourist appeal of the city, which specialities such as: mustard, Creme de Cassis, snails, Burgundy truffles or the famous bœuf Bourguignon.
Monuments

The Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne today houses the Museum of the Beaux-Arts. You can find the Philippe le Bon tower there, a former watchtower built in 1433. Throughout the city you can find several churches, chapels, abbeys and monasteries which bear witness to the city’s rich religious history. In addition, the city is shaped by its private mansions and timbered houses, as well as châteaus in the surrounding area.
 

Museums

Numerous museums can be found in Dijon, institutions encouraged by a city which takes important measures to guarantee access to culture for all, in particular with the free access to most museums. Firstly, the Museum of the Beaux-Arts, one of the largest in France. There is also the archaeological museum, the museum of Burgundy life, the museum of sacred arts, the Rude museum, which houses the creations of the sculptor of the same name, and the Magnin museum, which is situated within a private mansion.

Activities

You will find in Dijon all that you need to practise your favourite activities: rock climbing, golf, go-karting, skating, group or individual outings, on foot or in horse-drawn carriage.
Numerous excursions are also organised to the heart of the surrounding vineyards.

Dijon is a green city, where you will find many promenades, gardens and parks in which you can revitalise yourself.
In addition, you can take a trip on a bike along the adapted Burgundy canal, and on a mountain bike on the COTES- DE- NUITS and the COTES DE BEAUNE
http://www.bouger-nature-en-bourgogne.com/falaise-de-fixin
THE ROUTE DES GRANDS CRUS
http://www.vins-bourgogne.fr/escapades-viticoles/la-grande-route-des-vins/grande-route-des-vins-cinq-itineraires-pour-vivre-les-vins-de-bourgogne,2363,9603.html