Video: The Elegant City of Dijon and its Colourful Markets
Dijon is a modern, growing city with a well-designed canal port. It is the centre of the Côte d’Or and was the ancient capital of Burgundy in the 14th and 15th centuries. Visitors can wind their way through the narrow streets of the old quarter and are drawn to the city’s numerous museums, the Ducal Palace which opens onto the square, the Parliament Building and the 13th century Cathedral St-Bénigne with its Romanesque crypt.
Several of the buildings in Dijon sport roofs of glazed tiles with varied colours and patterns. And, of course, the mustard merchants sell their product in beautiful faïence jars. It is thought that the recipe for the world-famous condiment dates to the 4th century AD. Don’t miss the city market where a huge selection of local delicacies are always on sale.
Guests cruising the Canal de Bourgogne aboard hotel barge L’Impressionniste enjoy a walking tour of old Dijon with its impressive Notre-Dame de Dijon, vivid produce markets and ample shopping opportunities.