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World renowned as the birthplace of one of Europe’s favourite condiments, Dijon provides visitors with a wealth of cultural attractions and architectural highlights. Boasting remarkable Renaissance buildings, an atmospheric medieval quarter and a plethora of exceptional ecclesiastical examples, travellers can lose themselves like a needle in Dijon’s rich cultural tapestries. Gastronomes are sure to wax lyrical about the city’s incredible culinary scene, and revellers will be more than satisfied with the lively nightlife that brightens the city like the morning sun.
The richly decorated tiers of Eglise Notre Dame, with their teetering columns and leering gargoyles, suggest a weird and wonderful wedding cake. The delectable architecture of this extraordinary building dates back to 1240 and presents a grandiose example of the Gothic; teetering atop the church like a cherry is a booming bell, which marks the quarter hour with an almighty thunder.
The Musee des Beaux Artes could be termed as a meta-museum, due to the fact its almost a gallery within a gallery. The residence of the stunning collection of art works is almost as impressive as the painting themselves; the perfect Palais des Ducs presents eclectic works ranging from intricately carved Medieval tombs to modernist masterpieces. Insatiable cultural cravings are sure to be satisfied with this astounding array of art that straddles centuries.
Ranking amongst France’s finest restaurants, the critically acclaimed La Maison des Cariatides offers gastronomes a dynamic dining experience filled with colour and charisma. The restaurant only offers one menu option, a 7 course tasting menu that combines international influence with creative culinary concepts. Fine wines a designed to perfectly accompany each unique course in order to create a fully immersive eating experience.(28 Rue Chaudronnerie, 21000 Dijon)