The heritage of dijon

TopicSites and museums
DepartureDIJON (21)

Dijon used to be the city of the Dukes of Burgundy and is today a modern regional capital.

The castles


Discover the richness of the architectures of mansions made of bricks and stones and dating from the 18th century. Visit the St Aubin castle and the Digoines Castle.

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On Bossuet's footsteps


Visit the family house of Bossuet 'L'aigle de Meaux' then the Hotel Dieu, the village of Pourlans and the exhibition in the Nuits-Saint-Georges museum.

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Vezelay site


Discover the prestigious site of Vezelay, listed as world heritage and the consecration of the Romanesque building. Also visit the site of the Avallon church dedicated to St Lazare as well as the costume museum.

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The 'Musée de la Civilisation Celtique' in Bibracte presents an exhibition about the 'White gold of Hallstatt' which shows the evidence of the importance of the salt in Burgundy and Franche-Comté.

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The Brou monastery


Visit the Brou royal monastery recently restored and built on the request of Marguerite of Austria. The tour ends with the visit of Notre-Dame de Bourg-en-Bresse.

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The most important stop for the governors of Burgundy in the 17th and 18th centuries was Valery in the Yonne department, in which you will visit the castle. Lunch in Sens, follwed by the visit of the cathedral and the 'Parc du moulin' park in Tan and its collection of exotic plants.

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