Dijon is a gloriously civilised and arty city. Gustave Eiffel – yes the Tower man – he came from here. And there are quirky food connections too… Dijon mustard is known globally… you can buy it draught from the Maille shop, from things like beer pumps. And don’t miss the gingerbread makers with their nineteenth century shop – Mulot et Petitjean…The Dukes of Burgundy controlled lands not only in eastern France but on into the Low Countries centuries ago. So Dijon has charming old medieval buildings. It was hardly damaged in World War Two because it was not a manufacturing city or major rail hub. This second guide takes us out by road to the wine country around Gevrey Chambertin, Nuits St Georges and Clos de Vougeot. So in addition to the city we visit Clos de Vougeot, a major cheese maker and the excellent Cassissium where cassis and other cordials are made. A good tour there too. These guides run to 40 minutes and 37 minutes… which I think is excellent value… .
DIJON pt 2. Updated 2017
October 13, 2014