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Love at First Bite in Dijon, France

Talk about a tease! Florence Bucciacchio, my host from the Dijon Tourism Office began my gastronomic tourism exploration of Dijon, France, with a visit to the Les Halles Market, but she wouldn’t let me buy anything. “I’ve booked lunch for us at one of two Michelin Star restaurants in our city, and I…

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PHOTO: Six Streets Converge at Place des Cordeliers in Dijon, France

Private mansions such as the Hôtel Gauthier (left) and the Hôtel Rigoley de Chevigny surround the rectangular Place des Cordeliers square in Dijon, France. The place is named for the former convent of the Franciscans (once known as Cordeliers), which is a few feet away on Turgot street. Following the Franciscans, who settled in…

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PHOTO: Fifteenth Century Half-Timbered Houses in Dijon, France

The city of Dijon, France may be best known for mustard and gingerbread, but architecture buffs also find it an intriguing destination. Fortunately, Dijon was spared from major destruction during the bombings of World War II, thus much of its ancient architecture survived intact. These half-timbered houses in Dijon are tucked into a…

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PHOTO: Tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy in the Musee des Beaux Arts Dijon, France

The Musee des Beaux Arts Dijon occupies the historic Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, parts of which date back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Once the seat of power of the Duchy of Burgundy, today the palace houses an impressive art collection that ranges from Egyptian to 20th century artworks. Of…

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PHOTO: Place de la Liberation in the Heart of Dijon, France

Place de la Liberation, literally the “place of the liberation” in English, sits at the historic center of Dijon France. It is designed in a semicircle and anchored on one side by the palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. Down through the centuries, the square has had many names. Upon completion in 1686,…

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