Porte Guillaume (Triumphal Arch)


This monumental 18th-century arch serves as the western gateway into Dijon's pedestrianised medieval centre.

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Nearby Dijon attractions

1. Musée Archéologique

0.13 MILES

Truly surprising Celtic, Gallo-Roman and Merovingian artefacts are displayed here, including a particularly fine 1st-century AD bronze of the Celtic river…

2. Jardin Darcy

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Dijon has plenty of green spaces that are perfect for picnics, including this inviting park between the train station and the historic centre.

3. Cathédrale St-Bénigne

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Built over the tomb of St Benignus (believed to have brought Christianity to Burgundy in the 2nd century), Dijon's Burgundian Gothic–style cathedral was…

4. Hôtel Aubriot

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Originally built in the 13th-century, the Hôtel Aubriot's elegant façade owes some of its current splendour to restoration work completed in the early…

5. Maison Maillard


Originally built in the mid-16th century for Jean Maillard, mayor of Dijon, this Renaissance-style gem sports a façade richly ornamented with garlands,…

6. Hôtel Chambellan

0.31 MILES

The 17th-century Hôtel Chambellan is one of many noble buildings along rue des Forges. Alas, its most interesting feature, a courtyard with a splendid…

7. Église Notre Dame

0.33 MILES

A block north of the Palais des Ducs, this church was built between 1220 and 1240. Its extraordinary façade's three tiers are lined with leering gargoyles…

8. Rue de la Chouette

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Around the north side of Église Notre Dame, this street is named after the small stone owl (chouette) carved into the exterior corner of the chapel…