Things to do in Dijon

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Dijon: La Cave du Palais Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience

1. Dijon: La Cave du Palais Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience

Experience the rich wine culture of the Burgundy region, which offers a wide and fascinating variety of wines, each one representative of its specific location. Visit La Cave du Palais, a unique vaulted cellar where you'll be able to enjoy a guided tasting of some of the area's most iconic wines. Take an informative trip through the climates and the years in which each wine was produced, and understand why this is relevant to each bottle's taste and qualities. Step into this special location in the heart of Dijon and take part in an interactive cultural journey. Get to know Burgundy wine culture like a local as you seize the opportunity to taste 6 different wines from regional to Grand Cru appellations, the highest wine qualification.

From Beaune: Burgundy 10 Wines Grand Cru Tasting Day Trip

2. From Beaune: Burgundy 10 Wines Grand Cru Tasting Day Trip

You’ll be picked up at 9:30 AM at the Beaune tourist office and travel in an air conditioned minivan (maximum of 8 passengers) on this full-day wine tour. The tour begins with a winery visit in Beaune, where you’ll find a wide range of different wines, including several Premiers crus and Grand crus. You'll be introduced to different appellations such as Saint-Aubin, Meursault Premier Cru Les Charmes and Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru. After the winery visit you'll have free time for lunch and for a visit to the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune (admission to be paid on site). After lunch, you'll head out along the scenic Route des Grands Crus and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti, which produces the most expensive wine in the world. You'll also have guided tours at Clos Vougeot and in Côte de Nuits. Founded in 1098 by monks, the vineyard of Clos de Vougeot covers 50 hectares. The castle houses the brotherhood of the Knights of the Tastevin. Its wines are some of the most famous in Burgundy, including Le Clos Vougeot Grand Cru. At Nuits Saint Georges you'll have the opportunity to visit a wine cellar and share some time with the winemaker around a tasting of his best Pinot Noir wines. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to Beaune and dropped off at the tourist office at 17:30.

Dijon: Cheese and Wine Pairing Session

3. Dijon: Cheese and Wine Pairing Session

Discover more about the world of French cheese and wine with a traditional picnic in Dijon. First, meet in a cellar in the center of the town. Like a traditional picnic, taste local cheeses and try different pairings with local wines. Learn why some cheeses pair well with wines and discover local cheeses like Brillat Savarin, Comté, and Epoisses. Join a local specialist and learn more about the traditions and history of wine in the region, and the wide world of cheeses.

From Beaune: Full-Day Bicycle and Wine Tour in Burgundy

4. From Beaune: Full-Day Bicycle and Wine Tour in Burgundy

Enjoy a full-day cycling tour into the vineyards of Côte de Beaune. Stop for a delicious lunch at a restaurant in a stunning setting. Delight your senses with a winetasting experience and uncover the secrets of the winemaking process. Meet your guide and get set up with your bike and helmet. Listen to a short briefing about how to use the bicycles, before embarking on your adventure through the heart of the Burgundy wine region. Peddle through the hills of the Côte de Beaune passing vineyards, villages, and fields. Cruise by a charming 13th century medieval castle which was home to a Count and Countess of Burgundy. Take in the sights, smells, and sounds before sitting down to a full lunch at a small restaurant nestled amongst the Beaune hills. After lunch you ride downhill to the Grand Cru of Puligny-Montrachet. Savor local flavors with a wine tasting session at the vineyard and learn about the different vines in Burgundy. Here you will understand more about the plant, the soil, and why Burgundy wine is one of the best. Visit the winery estate and stone cellar and get the chance to buy some bottles directly from the seller. Enjoy the convenience of having the bottles that you buy delivered directly to your hotel or home. Return to the meeting point in Beaune through an easy, downhill route.

Dijon: Bike Tour with Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting

5. Dijon: Bike Tour with Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting

Explore famous and hidden bike paths on a tour of the maze-like city of Dijon with a local guide. Soak up the atmosphere of "La Vélo Vie" region and explore more of the city than you would in a day's walk. Your path will take you along the pretty streets of the historic center, so you can discover the Dijonnais' favorite places to relax. In a city with many facets, don't miss the opportunity to cross the remarkable parks and squares of the city center. The small pleasure of the beautiful days, you'll take a "nature" trip by Lake Kir and its small beach. The little bonuses: discovering Dijon has also tasted its local specialties that we love so much...You'll taste some of these small wonders during a gourmet break.

Dijon: Half-Day Guided Gourmet Bike Tour

6. Dijon: Half-Day Guided Gourmet Bike Tour

Come along the bike path through one of the most famous vineyards in France, pedaling between gorgeous landscapes and age-old history. Pedal along through the quaint vineyard towns of Marsannay-la-Côte, Fixin, Brochon, and Gevrey-Chambertin. Taste why these villages are responsible for giving the area of Burgundy its great reputation as a wine producer.  Try white wine and black currant wine, as well as Burgundy meat, cheese, and bread. An easy course, the tour is suitable for all levels of skill and fitness. Punctuated with breaks to take in the scenery, talk about the vineyard, and savor local specialities, gear up for a relaxing 3-hour foray into nature and French cuisine.

Dijon: Bike tour and Tastings in the Vineyards of Burgundy

7. Dijon: Bike tour and Tastings in the Vineyards of Burgundy

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your ride along the bike paths of one of the most prestigious vineyards in France, between old stones and deep heritage. Your guided tour will cross many of the charming towns and villages which create the reputation of the great wines of Burgundy, such as Marsannay-la-Côte, Fixin, Brochon, and Gevrey-Chambertin. There is no difficulty for this course, with this walk suitable for everyone. It will be punctuated by breaks in which you can enjoy the decor, talk about the vineyard, and taste local specialties such as parsley ham and cheeses. All of this of course accompanied by wine from the region!

Veuve Ambal 1.5-Hour Cellar Tour with Tasting

8. Veuve Ambal 1.5-Hour Cellar Tour with Tasting

Travel to the Maison Veuve Ambal, a family-owned winery located in Montagny-lès-Beaune , on a 1.5-hour winery tour and tasting. The maison was established in the heart of Burgundy more than a century ago and has been making quality wines since 1898. Upon arrival you will be taken on a guided walk through the aging cellars and workshops. See the robots and automatons that make the sparkling wine and learn more about the process. Then continue to the Veuve Ambal shop, where you will have a guided tasting of 3 Crémant de Bourgogne drinks. Afterward, spend time browsing the shop and discussing your new wine knowledge. Visits start at: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 02:30 PM, 03:30 PM, 04:30 PM (+ 05:30 PM from 1st April to 30th September)

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What people are saying about Dijon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 701 reviews

Our guide, Emmanuel, was terrific. He knows a tremendous a mount about wine, and when we asked a lot of questions he answered them all in a way that made sense to us. The itinerary was thoughtfully produced. We enjoyed having lunch as a group. And the wine we tasted was excellent. Five stars for this tour!

Such a nice experience, very informative while casual and everything we tried was excellent. Great way to learn more about all of the wine varieties this Burgundy has to offer!

We had a great time at this wine tasting. Our host was super knowledgeable about Burgundy and we had fun!

Wonderful experience- highlight of our time in Dijon. Learned, enjoyed and it was a great deal.

Knowledgeable, friendly and very informative guide!