If you want to take an unforgettable vacation in France’s Burgundy region, then taking a cruise that includes Dijon is a great option. You will discover incredible architecture, delicious regional cuisine, celebrated vineyards and much more! If you’re into art, cuisine, history, or shopping (or a combination of these), then you certainly don’t want to miss your chance to experience Dijon. The city is filled with Gothic churches, museums, iconic landmarks, beautiful parks and gardens, and wine tours of course.
CroisiEurope is the only cruise line that currently offers cruises from Dijon, but Avalon Waterways also offers cruises that include Dijon (as a port of call during the cruise). CroisiEurope's river barges, MS Deborah and MS Jeanine, provide a highly intimate (no more than 22- to 24-guests) atmosphere in addition to gourmet French cuisine and excellent itineraries. Select itineraries feature an overnight stay in Dijon, followed by visits to ports of call such as Saint Jean De Losne, Braze yen Plaine, Petit Rouge, and more. A typical CroisiEurope cruise from Dijon is 6 days. A great time to visit this port city for pleasant weather is between May and September. However, you should note that May, June, and July also see the most rainfall.
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Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Dijon, along with a brief description:
♦ Dijon Cathedral
Also known as the Cathedral of Saint Beningus of Dion (Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon), this 14th century Gothic church is a major icon of the Burgundy region (so much that it is listed as a national monument)! This beautiful landmark features a crypt with 11th century sculptures, as well as a mosaic-tiled roof, carvings, monuments, stained glass windows, a large organ (if you’re lucky enough to visit while the organist is there, you can even enjoy his tunes).
♦ Jardin Botanic de I’Arquebuse & Natural History Museum
If you’re looking to spend some quality time outdoors in Dijon, then consider stopping by Jardin Botanic de I’Arquebuse. These stunning botanical gardens feature over 4,000 species of plants from Bourgogne, France, the Mediterranean, and other areas of the world. You will also discover an arboretum, numerous greenhouses, and plenty of wildlife (including ducks, geese, and swans). You will also find Dijon’s Natural History Museum, which is located within the same park. Free to enter (subject to change), this museum features taxidermy exhibits, and more.
♦ Les Halles Market
A trip to Les Halles Market is a must on any traveler’s bucket list when visiting Dijon. Located right in the heart of the city, this market is a perfect example of Dijon’s local atmosphere. Housed in a restored building from the 1800s, you can also take in its historic architecture and significance. Among the vendors, you will discover fresh local produce, cheese selections, charcuterie, and much more! There is also a café located within the market where you can enjoy regional specialties (and if you need a break from the hustle and bustle, there are a few small parks within close proximity, where you can take your food and enjoy it picnic-style).
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