The earliest archaeological finds within the city limits of Dijon date to the Neolithic period. Dijon later became a Roman settlement named Divio , located on the road from Lyon to Paris. The province was home to the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th until the late 15th centuries, and Dijon was a place of tremendous wealth and power, one of the great European centres of art, learning, and science. The city has retained varied architectural styles from many of the main periods of the past millennium, including Capetian, Gothic , and Renaissance. Many still-inhabited town houses in the city's central district date from the 18th century and earlier.
Very good value hotel close to motorway... - Comfort Hotel Dijon Sud
You can enjoy free tastings and buy just about any flavor of mustard from cassis to horseradish in the pedestrian medieval center of this sleepy city in Burgundy wine country. But few know that most of the mustard seed now used in making Dijon mustard comes from Canada the seed that grows here is mostly used to produce Moutarde de Bourgogne — mustard of Burgundy. What you will find in Dijon is a little-visited archaeological museum with rare treasures from the Celtic and Gallo-Roman world.
Thank you for having taken time to give us your comments. My friend and I stayed overnight last minute as we had an early train next morning. The lady at reception was helpful however it was a bit creepy fumbling our way to the room 2nd floor The room itself was very small and absolutely stunk of cigarette smoke. I notice that another guest had the same problem and the reply was "we do the best to avoid smoking into the room"; the smell was extremely strong and would appear to have been there since the room had been cleaned, a concerning thought.