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Mustard, wine and Game of Thrones.

Dijon is only 90 min away from Paris by train, and an hour and half from Lyon. An easy few hours drive can take you to the South of France and most of the main high-speed train lines are stopping in the very central train station.


City centre:
The City centre of Dijon looks like “a movie set” according to my Kiwi friend, and I completely approve!

To start with, most of the city centre is pedestrian only, a big plus that needs to be noted.
Starting your tour from the city’s version of the Arc de Triomphe on top of the main street, you just need to walk down and enjoy the nice vibe until the main beautiful place where you will find the city hall, a very beautiful place surrounded by nice cafes and places to eat.

Of course, there is not only one avenue, so get yourself lost in the many little streets, where you will find treasures- like the street of the antiques, the fresh market, beautiful cathedrals but also the authentic Dijon mustard shops (Maille and Fallot), and heaps of little shops selling local products.

Little tip: Follow the arrow with an owl on the pavement and you will have a complete tour of the centre which will take you back to the lucky owl (touch it with your left hand and make a wish!)


There are many nice restaurants in Dijon that it is hard to single out one name.

If you are looking for a nice lunch or dinner, the fresh market is surrounded by different styles of restaurants-you will definitely find what you are looking for.  
If you are after a high dining experience, head to the Chapeau Rouge  the 2-star Michelin restaurant and hotel . They definitely deserve their stars.


If you have time and want to visit Burgundy, I recommend going to Beaune. A short 30-min drive from Dijon will take you to the wine capital of Burgundy.

Full of History and land of some of the best wines worldwide, Beaune is a must see destination.
Make sure to take the “Road of the Wines” way at least once, you will drive through kilometres of the most expensive vineyards in France, the landscape is breath-taking, especially during summer time.


This is Chateaux country, if you want the quiet countryside, you have a lot of options to choose from. Play golf, relax at the pool and finish with a lovely dinner, Burgundy offers it all.


International Gastronomic and wine City project (2019-2020):
Dijon is about to open a huge art and gastronomy complex inside the city and it’s going to be awesome.
4-Star Hotel, gastronomy and an area dedicated to wine, cinemas, and art centre, shops… This project is huge and will definitely be a winner for the city, stay tuned!


To summarize: Best wine, tasty food, city centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, luxury castles…

What else can you want from an authentic French break?


By Ambre with Love