Weekend Getaway in Dijon
Arrive in Dijon and check into your hotel in the city center, ideally in the Quartier des Antiquaires or the Quartier Saint-Michel. These areas offer a central location and easy access to the main attractions.
Start your day by visiting the Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne, a magnificent palace that houses the Musée des Beaux-Arts. Admire the art collection and learn about the history of the Dukes of Burgundy.
Explore the charming streets of the historic center of Dijon. Marvel at the well-preserved medieval and Renaissance architecture, and visit the iconic Maison Millière and Maison des Cariatides.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the local restaurants, savoring regional specialties such as boeuf bourguignon (beef stew) or escargots de Bourgogne (Burgundy snails).
Take a walk along the Rue de la Liberté, the city’s main shopping street. Explore the boutiques, enjoy some retail therapy, and discover local products.
Dine at a traditional Dijon restaurant, trying dishes like jambon persillé (ham with parsley) or mustard-infused creations.
Take a day trip to the nearby Côte de Nuits wine region, located about 30 minutes away by car. Explore the charming villages, vineyards, and prestigious wine estates. Visit a winery for a tasting experience and learn about Burgundy’s world-renowned wines.
Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the vineyards, pairing local cheeses and baguettes with a bottle of Burgundy wine.
Return to Dijon and visit the Musée de la Moutarde, dedicated to the history and production of Dijon mustard. Discover the secrets of this iconic condiment and even create your own custom mustard blend.
Explore the Jardin Darcy, a beautiful park offering a peaceful retreat from the city. Admire the fountain and enjoy a relaxing walk.
Dine at a restaurant in the Quartier des Halles, known for its lively atmosphere and diverse culinary options. Sample regional dishes and savor the flavors of Burgundy.
Take a leisurely walk through the illuminated streets of Dijon, enjoying the ambiance and the city’s architectural beauty.
Visit the Musée de l’École de Nancy, dedicated to the Art Nouveau movement. Explore the museum’s collection of furniture, glassware, and decorative arts.
Take a drive to the nearby town of Beaune, famous for its Hospices de Beaune. Visit this historic hospital and its colorful tiled roof, and explore the charming streets of Beaune.
Return to Dijon and visit the Musée Magnin, housed in a former mansion. Admire its collection of art and decorative objects from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
Explore the covered market, Les Halles de Dijon, and browse through the stalls filled with fresh produce, local cheeses, and Burgundy wines.
Depart from Dijon, taking with you fond memories of your weekend getaway in this culturally rich city.
Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions in advance, as well as any travel restrictions or guidelines that may be in place during your visit. Enjoy your trip to Dijon!