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The Cathedrale Saint- Benigne, also the Dijon Cathedral, an old Gothic church, filled with history and nostalgia is one of Dijon's most prized possessions. Beautiful and picturesque, one can only come here to either be with the Lord up above or to find inner peace. The silence that tingles all around the place feels like a blessing from the pandemonium caused by life in the city. Do get all the information you can and go there to find your inner peace.
Eglise Reformee is a little church located in Dijon. Although small in proportions, the building is majestic and a treat to look at amidst the urban settings around it. The architecture of the building is classical and instantly grabs attention. Do pay a visit to this small, but beautiful church.
The Official Tourist Office of Dijon is a haven for tour and holiday organization as it facilitates hotel reservation, guided tours, vehicle hire, maps, event tickets and other important details. Open throughout the year, the working staff is bright and converse fluently in French and English. Details information of various events and festivals can also be obtained at the tourist office. Visit the official website for a virtual tour of the city Dijon.
Built in the sixteenth century, this architectural marvel looks like anything but a hotel. Originally, belonging to the Chissey-Verange family, the ownership of the hotel was passed on to many over the years before finally coming to Charles Legouz de Gerland after whom it is currently named. The classical architecture of this building is striking, and the courtyard, spacious. Visitors here can experience the rich history behind this beautiful structure.
Literally meaning the Chapel at General Hospital, this very old and historic holy place was built in the early 1500 in the great hall. The General Hospital of the city of Dijon, which is only the "second" such hospital in the city, was built taking this same chapel as the base. Hence, it is believed that the hospital owes its origin to this religious establishment. A number of refurbishments and additions have been done to the foundation of the structure of this chapel, including some artistic paintings, till date. Regular tours are conducted for general public through the chapel to revisit the historic memories associated here.
Chartreuse de Champmol is an ancient monastery founded in the year 1383. A splendid structure, the place was also used as a burial ground for the different dukes of Burgundy. The structure is replete with beautiful artwork and paintings. There are several well known sculptures and important manuscripts that are worth looking at for their beauty. Walk around the place and check out the delicate carvings around the walls. A must go for all the history lovers.
Parc Aquatique Oxygène is an indoor water park located inside the Centre Commercial de la Toison d'Or. Children as well as adults can enjoy on the wide variety of slides as well as a wave-pools. Apart from this, there is also a unique attraction called Hydro-massage. For those who simply wish to relax, there is also an outdoor pool which is a little away from the main park. With additional facilities like lockers and changing rooms, the park ensures security of the visitors with qualified lifeguards available at all times. It is a fantastic place for a relaxing family retreat. Closed for the current season, the park will reopen in 2011. Check the website for more information.
The highlight of the Clos Vougeot vineyards has to be the Château de Clos de Vougeot. The Cisterician monks from the 12th Century spent their time and efforts in building this fabulous structure. Being constructed in a vineyard area, this castle associates itself with many wine related events, one of them is the famous Les Trois Glorieuses, an annual 3-day wine festival. Tourists thus come by to explore history as well as to enjoy these festivals and indulge in luscious wines.
Famous for featuring the finest quality Burgundy wines, Morin Père & Fils is a grandiose mansion that houses several wine cellars which are frequented by discerning wine lovers. These cellars are, in actuality, 18th-century wine caves that add a tinge of archaism to your wine tours. What's more, you can also celebrate your birthday parties, private functions and other events at these caves and make your experience a memorable one. If you are a big fan of Burgundy wines, do visit Morin Père & Fils.
Designed in the 19th Century, the Jardins du Chateau is a beautifully landscaped garden spread across 8 hectares. Home to some of the most exotic species of floral beauties, the garden is a haven for those who love exploring the science of botany and horticulture. The garden is open for public from the month of May to October where you can be part of various events and festivals held inside the garden.
The Abbaye at Saint-Seine l'Abbaye is a Benedictine abbey that dates back to the 6th Century. Considered as one of the most revered religious sites of the region, the abbey has been visited by pilgrims since times unknown. Even today, thousands of locals and tourists visit the Abbaye to explore its glorious past as well as to appreciate its archaic decor. If you are an architecture buff, then this abbey is a must visit.
The Château de Châteauneuf in France dates back to as early as the 15th Century and is touted to be constructed in the year 1132. Over the centuries the castle's ownership changed several hands, and in the 1936, George de Vogue granted it to the state. The castle adorns a 75-meter-(246.06 feet) long and 35-meters- (114.90 feet) broad stone building.