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Dijon, famous for its mustard, is a city and capital of the Côte-d'Or department of Burgundy in the east of France. The city came to prominence as the seat of Burgundian Dukes during the 11th century, and later in the 15th century would become a center for wealth and culture. Much of Dijon today still retains much of its former glories, as can be seen in the range of Middle Ages and Renaissance period buildings around its city center. Not only that, but there is a modern face to Dijon with thriving shopping streets and a lively nightlife. It can be a difficult experience finding your ideal hotel in Dijon, but with Venere you can have access to thousands of user submitted reviews, photo galleries of hotel rooms, and Google maps location services. It has never been easier finding the hotel ideal for your expectations.
What's Dijon Like?
Combining both the old and new, Dijon is a cultural and historic center with plenty to offer everyone. Some interesting landmarks in Dijon include the 11th century Cathedrale Saint-Benigne inspired by Roman style architecture, and features a crypt in the bowels of the building. Ask for a map of the Owl's Trail from a tourist information center, and enjoy a tour through historic streets and alleys, as well as a list of all the finest bars and restaurants around. There is a popular outdoor market in the city center as well as Center commercial de la Toison d'Or (Commercial center of the golden fleece) shopping center, which has all of the popular fashion brands as well as some specialty stores.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Dijon
Dijon experiences pleasant Summer months from June to August, with average afternoon temperatures of approximately 19 or 20°C, which can sometimes rise as high as 25°C. There are several Universities and Colleges throughout Dijon, with many of the locals speaking English, however it is always recommended to carry a pocket reference book for when you need to communicate or make sense of transport timetables. There is a Office de Tourisme (Tourist Information) office on 11 Rue des Forges, and offer multilingual information regarding events and attractions in the area. The main railway station in the city is Station Dijon-Ville, which offers a regular service to nearby cities such as Lille and Paris, ideal for daily excursions out of Dijon. You can check with the Venere website before you depart, and make use of our Google maps applet for a virtual tour of the area around your hotel.
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