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3 Days in Dijon: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2015

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The heart of the Côte-d'Or and the capital of the Burgundy wine region, Dijon is as renowned for its idyllic location as its historic architecture and rich cuisine, and there’s plenty to see and do in three days. Here are a few ideas.

Day 1: Take a walking tour
Dijon’s main sights can be easily reached on foot, and there’s even a dedicated sightseeing route known as the Owl Trail marked out with brass plaques on the ground. Start by getting a view of the city from the 150-foot (46-meter) Philippe le Bon Tower, then visit the nearby Palais des Ducs, the grand former home of the Dukes of Burgundy. Give yourself plenty of time to admire the Renaissance art on display at the adjoining Musée des Beaux-Arts, then stop for lunch at one of the lively cafés on Place des Ducs. Also worth a visit are the twin-towered Gothic St Benigne's Cathedral, the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral on Rue des Forges and the Museum of Burgundy.

Day 2: Sample the region’s wines
You can’t visit Dijon without sampling some of the world-renowned wines, and the best way to enjoy wine-tasting is on a day tour of Burgundy’s scenic Routes des Grand Crus. Head for the rolling vineyards of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune to discover the secrets of the centuries-old wine-making traditions, stopping along the way to tour the wineries, stroll through the vineyards and sample some of the region’s finest pinot noir and chardonnay.

Day 3: Discover Dijon’s gastronomic heritage
Start the day with a visit to Les Halles, Dijon’s covered market, housed in a 19th-century building by Gustave Eiffel, where you’ll find a myriad of regional produce, including local specialties like jambon persillé, oeufs en meurette, escargots and pain d’épices. Of course, you’ll want to pick up some of the city’s famous mustard as a souvenir too, and the best place to go is the acclaimed Moutarde Maille, where the many different varieties can be sampled before they are bought. Then pay a visit to the Musee de la Moutarde (Mustard Museum) to learn all about its creation. Finish your day browsing the shops along Rue de la Liberte, then settle into one of the cafés on Place Francois Rude for a Kir, Burgundy’s traditional aperitif.

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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune Vineyards and Beaune Historical ... 
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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune Vineyards and Beaune Historical District

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Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Small-Group Burgundy Tour with Wine Tastings from Dijon, Dijon, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Small-Group Burgundy Tour with Wine Tastings from Dijon

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Discover the delicate flavors of Burgundy on this 3-hour wine-tasting tour from Dijon. Visit two Burgundy wineries with a guide, and gain insight into ...  Read more

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Small-Group Burgundy Wine and Cheese Tasting Half-Day Tour from Dijon, Dijon, Wine Tasting & Winery ... 
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Small-Group Burgundy Wine and Cheese Tasting Half-Day Tour from Dijon

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This half-day, small-group wine and cheese tasting tour from Dijon is a great way to immerse yourself in the tantalizing Burgundy region. Whether you’ve been ...  Read more

Location: Dijon, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Full Day Wine Tasting Tour from Dijon, Dijon, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Private Tour: Full Day Wine Tasting Tour from Dijon

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Location: Dijon, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Wine Tasting - Cote de Nuits Region with Two Cellar Visits, Dijon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Situated in the heart of Burgundy, the Cote d'Or is worthy of its name, the Golden Ridge. The autumn vineyards are rich with a myriad of colors.

Location: Dijon, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Wine Tasting - Cote de Nuits Region with One Cellar Visit, Dijon, Day Trips
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Wine Tasting - Cote de Nuits Region with One Cellar Visit

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Situated in the heart of Burgundy, the Cote d'Or is worthy of its name, the Golden Ridge. The autumn vineyards are rich with a myriad of colors.

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Duration: Flexible

From USD $77.75

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