The historic capital of the Burgundy region and capital of the department of Côte-d’Or is located in eastern France and is called Dijon. Dijon flows through the Ouche, the Burgundy Canal is also part of its catchment area. Became famous through the world famous Dijon mustard and as a trading center of the Burgundy wines.
Dijon is a beautiful city that one of the successful trading of the last century also sees today. But Dijon is also a very old city, whose roots date back to the Iron Age and the later part of the Roman road and was just fixed by these Romans also was to hold the Germans. Since 12 Century we find already in Dijon hospital, since 18 a university. Traces the history of Dijon can be found for example in the former ducal palace on the Place de la Libération, where to find the Town Hall today. Or one of many former towers, the Tour Philippe le Bon, which is 46 meters high and the 15th Century came from. The art museum of Dijon is one of the most important in France and in the east wing of the former palace is located, to marvel at the surrounding area particularly beautiful patrician houses from the era of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Religious buildings such as the Cathédrale Saint-Bénigne or the church Notre-Dame, both of which are built in the style of the Burgundian Gothic style, are found numerous in Dijon. The largest church in Dijon, Saint-Michel from 15-16. Century, where many art works are exhibited. At Notre Dame you can also see the mascot and symbol of Dijon, the Chouette, the owl, which is carved in stone at the church. If you touch it with your left hand, this should bring good luck.
Dijon is known for here since the beginning of the 18th Century prepared mustard, there are various, sometimes unusual flavors: Parmesan basil, dill, lime and mango Thai spices are just three of many varieties. Burgundian wine like Chablis are also known as Dijon mustard and crème de cassis is made from Dijon drank here often combined with white wine Aligoté as Kir. Typical dishes of the region are Boeuf Bourguignon (beef in red wine) or snails to the region of Morvan and gingerbread, not just for Christmas but all year round popular.