Quintessential France: Dijon in Burgundy

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by Jonell Galloway

Dijon capital of mustard, escargots/snails and fine wine, is a gastronomic capital. It was a Roman town, and a major crossroads for trade routes, including pewter, tin, amber and exotic spices. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Burgundy, and the seat of the Dukes of Burgundy, from the eleventh to the late fifteenth centuries. Their palace is today the Beaux-Arts Museum, which still houses their tombs.

These half-timbered buildings are near the covered market in the old town, which was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015.

 

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