Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Dijon

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Housed in the monumental Palais des Ducs, these sprawling galleries (works of art in themselves) constitute one of France's most outstanding museums. The star attraction, reopened in September 2013 after extensive r…
Palace in Dijon

Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne

Once home to Burgundy's powerful dukes, this monumental palace with a neoclassical façade overlooks place de la Libération, Old Dijon's magnificent central square dating from 1686. The palace's eastern wing houses t…
Church in Dijon

Église Notre Dame

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 separated by two rows of pencil-thin columns. Atop the churc…
Street in Dijon

Rue de la Chouette

Around the north side of Église Notre Dame, this street is named after the small stone chouette (owl) carved into the exterior corner of the chapel diagonally across from no. 24. Said to grant happiness and wisdom t…
Tower in Dijon

Tour Philippe le Bon

Adjacent to the ducal palace, this 46m-high, mid-15th-century tower affords fantastic views over the city. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mont Blanc. Dijon's tourist office handles reservations.
Park in Dijon

Jardin Darcy

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

Maison des Cariatides

Maison des Cariatides, its façade a riot of stone caryatids, soldiers and vines, is one of Dijon's finest buildings.
Museum in Dijon

Musée de la Vie Bourguignonne

Housed in a 17th-century Cistercian convent, this museum explores village and town life in Burgundy in centuries past with evocative tableaux illustrating dress, customs and traditional crafts. On the 1st floor, a w…
Museum in Dijon

Musée Archéologique

Truly surprising Celtic, Roman and Merovingian artefacts are displayed here, including a particularly fine 1st-century AD bronze of the Celtic goddess Sequana standing on a dual-prowed boat. Upstairs, the early-Goth…
Sculpture in Dijon

Puits de Moïse

This famous grouping of six Old Testament figures, carved from 1395 to 1405 by court sculptor Claus Sluter and his nephew Claus de Werve, is on the grounds of a psychiatric hospital 1km west of the train station; by…