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Ophorus Tours - Dijon

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Dijon

Unwind in charming Dijon and embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Burgundy. Our expertly-curated wine tours, offered in private or shared options, whisk you away from Dijon for unforgettable half-day or full-day adventures. Explore the famed wine regions of Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, where esteemed vineyards produce world-renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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Dijon: Unveiling Burgundy's Crown Jewel Dijon, a dazzling gem nestled in Burgundy's heart, beckons history buffs, foodies, and wine lovers alike. This charming French city boasts a rich heritage, world-famous mustard, and serves as the perfect gateway to exploring Burgundy's renowned vineyards. Dijon for History Buffs: Stroll through time: Explore the pedestrian-friendly city center lined with half-timbered houses, medieval and Renaissance buildings. Follow the Owl Trail: Embark on a self-guided walking tour, following the lucky owl emblem to discover key landmarks like the Palace of the Dukes and Notre Dame Cathedral. Palace of the Dukes: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of this ...

Dijon: Unveiling Burgundy's Crown Jewel

Dijon, a dazzling gem nestled in Burgundy's heart, beckons history buffs, foodies, and wine lovers alike. This charming French city boasts a rich heritage, world-famous mustard, and serves as the perfect gateway to exploring Burgundy's renowned vineyards.

Dijon for History Buffs:

Stroll through time: Explore the pedestrian-friendly city center lined with half-timbered houses, medieval and Renaissance buildings.

Follow the Owl Trail: Embark on a self-guided walking tour, following the lucky owl emblem to discover key landmarks like the Palace of the Dukes and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Palace of the Dukes: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of this architectural marvel, featuring museums, grand halls, and the iconic Philippe le Bon Tower.

Fine Arts Museum: Delve into an art lover's paradise within the Palace walls, showcasing masterpieces from Antiquity to contemporary times.

The Well of Moses: Marvel at this masterpiece of Gothic sculpture, a must-see for art enthusiasts.

Dijon for Foodies:

Mustard Masterclass: Dijon's namesake condiment is a must-try! Visit a traditional producer or explore the mustard museum to learn about its history and savor different varieties.

Les Halles Market: Indulge in a sensory overload at this bustling market, brimming with fresh produce, regional specialties, and local delicacies.

Dijon for Wine Lovers:

Wine Country Awaits: Dijon boasts an ideal location for exploring Burgundy's prestigious wine regions.

Private Wine Tours: Embark on a personalized wine adventure, visiting renowned wineries in Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune for exclusive tastings and expert guidance.

Shared Wine Tours: Join a small group tour and discover the secrets of Burgundy's winemaking tradition in charming family-owned domains.

Dijon offers a captivating blend of history, gastronomy, and renowned wines. Plan your visit today!

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FAQ

  • How do you get from Paris to Dijon?

    The distance between Paris and Dijon is of about 310 kilometers (190 miles). You can of course rent a car to reach Dijon from Paris. There are also a number of trains departing from Paris Gare de l'Est train station that will take you to Dijon. The TGV fast trains will take you there in just over 2 1/2 hours. You can also book one of our hassle free, premium private transfers from Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports or from your Paris Hotel, AirBnB or accommodation. Services of an English speaking driver, premium A/C vehicle.
  • Is Dijon in Burgundy?

    Yes, the charming small town of Dijon is located in the Burgundy region of France. The town is famous for ist mustard, its Crème de Cassis and the surrounding Burgundy wine region. The historical city center is also home to a number of 14th & 15th century houses. The town is also a great starting point for one of our Burgundy Wine Tours.
  • What to do in Dijon France?

    Dijon, the vibrant capital city of Burgundy in France, is renowned for its rich history, exquisite architecture, and delectable gastronomy. This enchanting destination offers a wealth of attractions and activities for visitors to explore. If you're planning a trip to Dijon, let's delve into the top things to do and make the most of your experience in this cultural and culinary haven. 1. Marvel at Dijon's Architectural Splendors: Begin your exploration by admiring the city's architectural treasures. Visit the Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne, a majestic palace that once served as the residence of the Dukes of Burgundy. Explore its stunning interior, including the Philippe le Bon Tower and the Museum of Fine Arts. Don't miss the iconic Notre-Dame de Dijon Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. 2. Wander through the Historic City Center: Stroll through Dijon's historic city center and immerse yourself in its charming atmosphere. Discover picturesque squares like Place de la Libération and Place François Rude. Admire the well-preserved medieval and Renaissance buildings adorned with colorful tiled roofs. Explore the narrow streets, browse boutique shops, and stop by local markets to experience the vibrant local culture. 3. Experience the Flavors of Dijon's Gastronomy: Dijon is synonymous with its famous mustard, and a visit would be incomplete without savoring this culinary delight. Sample local mustard varieties, visit the Maison Maille boutique, and discover the history behind this iconic condiment. Indulge in Burgundian cuisine at traditional restaurants, where you can enjoy dishes like boeuf bourguignon (beef stew) and escargots (snails) paired with regional wines. 4. Explore Dijon's Museums and Cultural Sites: Dijon offers a range of museums and cultural sites to delve into. Visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, housed in the magnificent Palais des Ducs, to admire its extensive collection of paintings and sculptures. Discover the Musée de la Vie Bourguignonne, dedicated to Burgundian folklore and traditions, and the Owl's Trail, a self-guided tour highlighting the city's history through owl-shaped markers. 5. Venture into the Vineyards of Burgundy: No visit to Dijon would be complete without exploring the renowned vineyards of Burgundy. Take a day trip to the nearby wine-producing villages of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. Visit prestigious wineries, taste world-class wines like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the vineyard-dotted countryside.
  • Should I stay in Dijon or Beaune?

    This is a recurring question for those of you that wish to visit the Burgundy region of France. In fact both destinations make for a great starting point for Wine Tours and we offer day trips and wine tours out of both Beaune and Dijon. So the main difference is that Beaune is a small town set more or less in the middle of the Burgundy Wine Region. Dijon is more a small city located at the northern tip of the Burgundy wine region. Since it is larger, you will have more choices when it comes to hotels, restaurants and things to do in town. Your choice will therefore depend on what type of activities or ambiance you are looking for when not on a wine tour.
  • Is Dijon ideal for Wine Lovers?

    Yes, wine lovers will be seduced by the town of Dijon. The town is an ideal departure point for all Burgundy wine lovers as both the Côte de Beaune & Côte de Nuits wine regions can easily be accessed. We organize both private & shared small group wine tours to both of these Burgundy wine regions.
  • Where is Dijon located in France?

    Dijon is located in the Burgundy region of France, in the Côte d'Or department to the southeast of Paris. The city is the capital of the Burgundy-Franche Comté region of France.
  • What are the most popular Burgundy wine tours from Dijon?

    The most popular Burgundy wine tours from Dijon are the Côte de Beaune wine tour full day trip from Dijon and the Côte de Nuits wine tour full day trip from Dijon.

Reviews from our Dijon trips

  • Robyn K.

    19, Dec 2022

    My husband, daughter and I all enjoyed the Burgundy wine tour very much. Thank you. Paul was a wonderful guide who gave us an impressive insight into...
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