Dijon is the capital of Burgundy and was once the home of the Dukes of Burgundy. Fabulously wealthy and more powerful than the King until their empire became part of France in the 15th Century, their architectural and cultural legacy is everywhere you look. Dijon is amazingly well preserved and boasts over 100 hectares of magnificent monuments, medieval buildings and 100 hotel particuliers (grand mansion houses).
There is a great transport system in the town with free hop on/hop off buses, a tram service which connects you to lots of places around Dijon and a major train station (about 90 minutes to Paris).
Dijon is fairly small compare to other cities with its population of 250,000 people, great for those moments when you feel like leaving the big cities and stay in a more modest, quiet town.
The easiest way to get to Dijon from Paris is to take the TGV from the Gare de Lyon and you will be there in 3 hours.
Also, don’t forget that this town is famous for its “Dijon Mustard’, it’s simply the best!!!