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Dijon Travel Guide

Dijon Travel Guide

Dijon is the capital city of Burgundy and is located in the centre of the Côte d'Or department, in the eastern part of France. It has a population of more than 200,000 people. In ancient times, Dijon was called Castrum Kelly, and was home to the Dukes of Burgundy (Jean sans Peur, Philippe le Bon and Charles le Téméraire) and was one of the finest cities in Europe, with regard to the arts and sciences.

As in many other cities in France, the wine in this city is very good and is often the perfect accompaniment to a delicious regional meal. Dijon is famous for its mustard of the same name, and for a annual flower show. The architecture in Dijon is really amazing and old streets and buildings have been restored to improve the city's appearance for visitors.

There are more than 90 historical monuments to be found in Dijon, as well as many mansions dating from the 17th century, in addition to Cathedrals and Palaces, such as the Estate of Rameau and Bossuet where Gustave Eiffel was born.

Florissimo is the International flower show, which tales place in Dijon every three years. Some time ago, the Formula 1 Grand Prix of France also took place in this city. Now the race track of Dijon-Prenois hosts many motor sports. And Dijon is also known for its football team which is in the second highest league in French football.



Dijon Travel guide
Dijon, France
Dijon Travel guide
Dijon, France


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