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  • 1 Museum of Fine Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne - cour de Bar F - 21000 Dijon

    The collections and the palace itself (a museum since 1799) necessitate a visit. Among treasures from the Middle Ages to today are the Master of Flémalle's The Nativity, fine tombs of Philippe the Bold and John the Fearless, and two great altarpieces..

  • 2 Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place de la Libération F - 21000 Dijon

    The place de la Libération, in front of the palace, is the former royal square designed by Mansart in the 17C. The remains of Charles the Bold's Ducal Palace have been integrated into a group of classical style buildings. The palace is now the Town H..

  • 3 Ducal Palace Quarter Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Rameau F - 21000 Dijon

    This old quarter, where the remains of the old Ducal Palace can still be found embedded in classical buildings, has streets, many reserved for pedestrians, lined with noble stone residences and 15 and 16C timber-framed houses, and has kept much of it..

  • 4 Champmol Charterhouse Interesting

    Religious buildings

    1 bd du Chanoine-Kir F - 21000 Dijon

    Apart from the tombs and altar pieces kept in the Guard Room of the Fine Arts museum, the only remaining pieces of the charterhouse, destroyed in 1793, are two works by the sculptor, Claus Sluter, « the Dukes' sculptor», from Haarlem: the chapel door..

  • 5 The Law Courts' (or Old Parliament) district Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Palais F - 21000 Dijon

    Situated around the old parliament, the district is dotted with the rich dwellings and fine residences of lawyers.

  • 6 Magnin Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    4 r. des Bons-Enfants F - 21000 Dijon

    The museum's paintings were collected from 1890 to 1938 by a magistrate, Maurice Magnin, and his sister, Jeanne, an art critic. What was their aim? To collect paintings by unknown yet talented painters. The collection, exhibited in an elegant 17C res..

  • 7 Archeology Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    5 r. du Dr-Maret F - 21000 Dijon

    The east wing of the cloister of St Bénigne has some fine Romanesque rooms with Gallo-Roman sculptures, including a statuette of the goddess Sequana found at the source of the Seine. The former monks' dormitory houses a collection of medieval Dijon s..

  • 8 Church of St Michael Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Michel F - 21000 Dijon

    The majestic façade of this flamboyant Gothic style church was completed at the peak of the Renaissance period. The façade reflects the three classical styles. On the tympanum of the main doorway is the Last Judgement by the Flemish painter, Nicolas ..

  • 9 Museum of Burgundian Life Interesting

    Museums and art

    17 r. Ste-Anne F - 21000 Dijon

    Local history is traced by an excellent ethnological collection compiled by Perrin de Puycousin (1856-1949). The vivid display of furniture, domestic equipment, costumes and objects conjures up the ceremonies and traditions of Burgundy in the late 19..

  • 10 Arquebuse Botanical Garden Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Rue de l'Arquebuse F - 21000 Dijon

    Founded in 1733 and deriving its name from the company of soldiers (Arquebusiers) once quartered on this site, this botanical garden has around 4 000 species.

  • 11 Natural History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Rue Jehan-de-Marville F - 21000 Dijon

    Founded in 1836 in the former barracks of the Arquebusiers, the museum shows the evolution of the animal world: a fine example is the glyptodont, or giant armadillo from the Argentinian pampas. Exhibits of regional geology and stuffed animals in exce..

  • 12 Jardin des Sciences Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    1 1 Avenue Albert 1er F - 21000 Dijon

    A stone's throw from Dijon Station, the huge Arquebuse Park - dedicated to the natural sciences, the earth and the universe - boasts numerous sites of interest: the museum housed in the Arquebuse pavilion; the botanical garden; and the Hubert Curien ..

  • 13 Church of Our Lady Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. Notre-Dame F - 21000 Dijon

    Built between 1230 and 1250, this fine Gothic church was built on an area of limited dimensions, which obliged the architect to achieve veritable technical miracles. The façade has three rows of amusing false gargoyles. In the right-hand tower, the J..

  • 14 Rue des Forges Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue des Forges F - 21000 Dijon

    This is one of the city's most characteristic streets. At nos 52-56, the hôtel Morel-Sauvegrain, which once belonged to one of Charles the Bold's companions, has a 15C façade. At no 40, the classical doorway of the hôtel Auriot contrasts with the ele..

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