The Travel Book -Dijon, France

When you hear the name of this place you automatically think of 12mustard, but there is so much more on offer on the quaint town of Dijon. The town is located in the East side of France and is the home to one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

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Dijon steets 

Dijon is situated an hour and thirty minute train journey from Lyon or a two hours one from Paris and let me tell you it is worth the visit as it is so pretty and has a lot of history. It is also the capital of the Côte-d’Or département in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.

The train is right near the town centre which means that there is so many sights within walking distance – but be warned there is SO much to see you will walk alot! There is so many sights to list but the ones that are stand out are the Porte Guillaume, Dijon Cathedral,  Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy and Church of Notre Dame. The one thing that really stands out and makes Dijon wonderful is the really colourful roofs that you see all over the town. These are a very strong characteristic of the Burgundy region and make the architecture look wonderfully beautiful.

One thing that Dijon is famous for is the owls, there is an owl trail you can follow around the city and apparently if you rub the belly of one of the owls it will bring you luck. I sadly did not get to see any as we were only there for a day but I did see all the owls on the floor which were lovely.

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Mustard by tap

Now, lets get onto the topic on everyones lips – mustard. Yes it really is a place for Dijon and there is a shop in the city centre where you can not just try a whole load of varieties but even get mustard by tap! I may of tried all of the flavours and bought some by tap but I will no deny nor confirm ;).

I really recommend visiting Dijon, it is such an interesting town and there is so much to see and it is so pretty you won’t want to leave. Trust me.

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