The capital of Burgundy, Dijon is a harmonious and dynamic city.
Known as the City of Art and History, it is also a famous medieval estate with the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy which dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries and houses the Museum of Fine Arts.
This city is full of small architectural gems that can be discovered via the “Owl’s Trail” such as cobblestone streets, glazed rooftops and bourgeois homes that transmit our heritage.
It is also famous for its gastronomy and Burgundy terroir with regional products like gingerbread, crème de cassis, iced gingerbread nonettes, mustard as well as its vineyards which produce the most prestigious Burgundy crus. (Gevrey Chambertin, Romanée Conti, Chambolle-Musigny)
From September to June, the city also hosts many cosmopolitan students on its university campus.
The arrival of the Dijon tramway has made the city even more attractive by enabling residents and visitors to travel all over the city and surrounding areas passing by the Convention Centre, the regional shopping centre Toison d'Or and the Olympic-size swimming pool.
Other hotels of the groupe in Dijon:
Hotel Dijon Gare Ibis Arquebuse:
For people travelling by train (TGV SNCF Dijon train station), during the week-end or for a business stay.
Restaurant Reception Dijon Mercure :
A simple and refined gastronomic restauration in Dijon business centre.
Chambre Hôtel Dijon Centre Clemenceau :
Close to Dijon congress centre, 96 Ibis rooms new generation for your seminars and congresses.
Seminars Sofitel Dijon La Cloche :
Your seminar in Dijon, in an historical monument of the city, elegance and sobriety of the Sofitel La Cloche
The Cote d’Or is the most famous department in Burgundy because of its historic past as well as its gastronomy and vineyards.
The etymology of the place name is hardly insignificant. It is inspired by the golden colour of the vineyard leaves in the autumn.
Rich in prestigious heritage, the Cote d’Or can boast of having one of the most beautiful heritages in France.
In fact, its riches have continued to accumulate over the centuries ever since the Iron Age (as exemplified by the Vase de Vix exhibited at the Pays du Chatillonnais Museum). Proof of this lies in the Abbey of Fontenay, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the site of the Battle of Alesia which witnessed the defeat of Vercingetorix or even the cities of Dijon, which is famous for the Dukes' Palace, and Beaune, known for its Hospices and glazed rooftops.
And to arouse the taste buds of the finest gourmets or gourmands, the local gastronomy is famous worldwide. Snails cooked in parsley butter, bœuf bourguignon and oeufs en meurette (poached eggs in a red wine sauce) are all typical regional dishes.
Its grand crus range from Marsannay la Cote to Puligny Montrachet. With a production of 200 million bottles a year, the Cote d’Or is universally notorious for its many prestigious wines: Gevrey Chambertin, Pinot Noir, Puligny Montrachet, Romanée Conti.
Moreover, the unique characteristics of its crus and land are highlighted through the “Climates of Burgundy” which is a candidate for inclusion on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscapes.
It’s a historical and administrative region comprised of 4 departments Yonne, Côte d’Or, Nièvre and Saône-et-Loire. A region with surprising riches, Burgundy has a remarkable heritage amidst luxurious nature.
Burgundy is well-known for its rich and varied gastronomy, and internationally known and recognised for its tourism, wines, art and history.
Burgundy cuisine is part of the concept of Terroir Bourguignon with its most famous dishes:
bœuf bourguignon, oeufs en meurette, jambon persillé, coq au vin, gingerbread, cassis pâté and many others…
A wine production region, it particularly offers a great diversity of red and white wines with more than 200 appellations d’origine contrôlée (controlled designations of origin).
Discover spiritual Burgundy by visiting the abbeys of Cluny, Fontenay and Cîteaux; the monks will gladly share their philosophy.
Many Burgundy buildings dating back to the Middle Ages or the Renaissance are must-sees such as the medieval Guédelon Castle construction project, the Saône-et-Loire castles and the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy.