Perhaps universally known for its world-famous mustard recipe, the city of Dijon is a stunning gem of a destination that will delight visitors of all ages. A small city that has the remarkable feel of a busy capital and yet friendly enough to avoid overwhelming visitors, Dijon is perfect for those who want to have a true French experience. Home to countless ancient churches, traditional architecture that showcases the city’s Teutonic influence and luscious gardens ideal to recharge your batteries, the city of Dijon is truly magnificent. Surrounded by a gorgeous countryside and very close to the Swiss border (Berne is easily accessible by car) day trips out of the city are very accessible. There is so much to see and do with your nearest and dearest in Dijon that you won’t know where to start.
Renting holiday accommodation in Dijon
Dijon, while dynamic and packed with activities, is still unspoilt by the tourist crowds and hotels can be drab and without character. A holiday rental will offer you so much more space than a couple of hotel rooms for a much better price that you will wonder why you didn’t consider it before and it will ensure that you choose exactly where you want to be based in your home away from home without being restricted to any particular area. The children will thank you too as soon as they see all the extra space they have to play when you come home in the evening for a home-made meal cooked with love and delicious fresh ingredients.
Where to stay in Dijon
From airy lofts in the middle of town, large apartments in the historical centre or stone villas in the outskirts with ample gardens which are ideal if you want to be in quieter surroundings, HouseTrip can cater for all your needs with a wide range of self-catered accommodation. A holiday rental is not only more convenient and economical but it will give access to something that a hotel never could, the local community. If you want to experience an authentic holiday and see for yourself how the residents live, there is nothing better than asking your amiable Host who will be more than happy to suggest the best places in town for you to keep away from the tourist trail and perhaps introduce you to your friendly neighbours.
Dijon with the family
Start your day with a visit to the Ducal palace, a beautifully well-preserved building that is home to the Musée des Beaux-Arts with its magnificent medieval art exhibit and lovely gardens. After soaking in in some culture, take the kids to the Museum of Burgundian Traditions where the little ones can enjoy life-like exhibits of Burgundy life in days gone by and have their picture taken in traditional costume. The Hotel du Parc is perfect for a picnic spot and some after-lunch activities. After a long day out and about, there’s nothing like being able to put your feet up in your very own lounge while you sample a glass of the local wine and put your feet up after tucking up the kids in a real bed.