France may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

DijonFrance

See churches, palaces and remnants from the Roman Empire in the birthplace of a world-famous mustard.

Dijon is a city in eastern France, most famous worldwide from Dijon mustard. As a former Roman settlement, the region contains preserved ruins from the empire. In the Middle Ages, the city became a hub of culture and art. Enjoy varied and intriguing architecture built by several ruling dynasties over the centuries.

Local chef Jean Naigeon created Dijon mustard in 1856 by replacing vinegar, typically used in other mustards, with verjuice, an acidic juice from unripe grapes.

See the Church of Notre Dame, perhaps the most recognizable icon in the Dijon skyline. The 13th-century church’s gothic design features towering spires, intricate windows and arches. Marvel at 51 grotesque gargoyles, some functioning as water fountains. Make a wish at the Owl of Notre Dame. It is sculpted into a wall, but has lost its shape over time from the tradition of stroking it with your left hand while wishing.

Visit the Dijon Cathedral, dating back to 1016, to inspect its gothic architecture and castle-like design. Enjoy the calm atmosphere inside the majestic structure. An impressive organ instrument is mounted above the entrance and stained-glass windows fill the walls. Explore the Romanesque Crypt and its sculptures from a millennium ago.

Stroll around Liberation Square in the middle of the city’s historic center. Shaped as a semi-circle, it contains a statue of Louis XIV on horseback. Enjoy the oasis of calm and splendor in the city center which dates back to 1686.

The plaza contains the Palace of the Dukes, a 14th-century structure of gothic design. It is now used as the City Hall of Dijon. Take a guided tour in English of the palace. Climb the Philippe le Bon Tower for an unobstructed view of the city, the Saone River and the surrounding vineyards.

Attend the Gastronomic Fair, which takes place in autumn every year. Dijon is a popular attraction on the route from Paris to Lyon, two of the largest cities in France.

Where to stay in Dijon

Top Hotels in Dijon

Holiday Inn Dijon
Holiday Inn Dijon
4 out of 5
1 Place Marie de Bourgogne, Parc de La Toison D'or, Dijon, Cote-d'Or
The price is $98 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

This family-friendly Dijon hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Zenith Dijon and La Toison d'Or Shopping Center. Church of Notre ...

4.1/5Very Good! (667 reviews)
Good stay, let down by breakfast.

"I stop here usually a couple of times a year. I like the hotel and have no problems with it. I'm only writing this review to point out the total lack of social distancing regarding seating and poor organisation at breakfast. It was an overcrowded free for all. Holiday Inn, you need to do something ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Holiday Inn Dijon
Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon MGallery
Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon MGallery
5 out of 5
14 Place Darcy, Dijon, Cote-d'Or
The price is $186 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

This family-friendly Dijon hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Darcy Square and Dijon Cathedral. La Toison d'Or Shopping Center ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (565 reviews)
Good location, a few limitations

"Excellent location in Dijon. Room was pleasant and quiet. A few things let the hotel down - complicated parking which was not immediately clear on arrival or explained before. Also the food available 24/7 was very limited which was a surprise for a hotel of this rating. Depending on the nature of ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon MGallery
Hotel Residence City Loft
Hotel Residence City Loft
3 out of 5
96 Rue Des Godrans, Dijon, Cote-d'Or
The price is $82 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18

Located in Dijon Centre Ville, this residence is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Church of Notre Dame and within 3 mi (5 km) of La Toison d'Or Shopping Center and Zenith ...

4/5Very Good! (777 reviews)
Hotel in the heart of Dijon

"Brilliant location, right in the heart of Dijon, we had an issue with the room but this was resolved efficiently, Salome was very helpful and deserves full marks for customer service. We would come back again to this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

Hotel Residence City Loft
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Dijon

Hotel Residence City Loft
Hotel Residence City Loft
3 out of 5
96 Rue Des Godrans, Dijon, Cote-d'Or
The price is $82 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18

Located in Dijon Centre Ville, this residence is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Church of Notre Dame and within 3 mi (5 km) of La Toison d'Or Shopping Center and Zenith ...

4/5Very Good! (777 reviews)
Hotel in the heart of Dijon

"Brilliant location, right in the heart of Dijon, we had an issue with the room but this was resolved efficiently, Salome was very helpful and deserves full marks for customer service. We would come back again to this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

Hotel Residence City Loft
Odalys City Dijon Les Cordeliers
Odalys City Dijon Les Cordeliers
3 et 5 rue Turgot, Dijon, Cote-d'Or
The price is $70 per night from Feb 19 to Feb 20

Located in Dijon Centre Ville, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from La Vie Bourguignonne Museum and 3 mi (4.8 km) from La Toison d'Or Shopping Center. Museum ...

4.2/5Excellent! (532 reviews)

"Good location, cute outside of the hotel. Rooms a little basic, but comfortable. Floor is cracking/ making a lot of noises.."…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Odalys City Dijon Les Cordeliers
Loft & SPA Privatif
Loft & SPA Privatif
3.5 out of 5
18 rue Audra, Dijon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte
The price is $250 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Faubourg North, this spa apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Darcy Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of La Toison d'Or Shopping Center and Zenith ...

3/5 (2 reviews)

"Tout était parfait merci pour l’accueil et votre gentillesse."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Loft & SPA Privatif
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Dijon

Top things to do in Dijon

Reviews of Dijon

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
32
5 - Excellent 64%
4 - Good
15
4 - Good 30%
3 - Okay
3
3 - Okay 6%
2 - Disappointing
0
2 - Disappointing 0%
1 - Terrible
0
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 22, 2019

Restaurant du nord was fantastic

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 19, 2019

Muse de Beaux Arts is spectacular. Architecture throughout the town is superb

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 7, 2019

Great medieval town with nice people, great architecture and museums

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 23, 2019

Dijon is beautiful and in the center of amazing wine country.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 21, 2019

A number of interesting sites

4/5 - Good

Casey

Jun 16, 2019

The Owl Trail was the perfect way to see Dijon in one day. You can get a booklet from the Tourism Office for €3,50 (about $4) and it has a map and full page write ups about all the stops (20+). My 6 y.o. loved tracking the markers on the streets.

Cities near Dijon