Useful tips for Dijon bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Dijon. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Dijon. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Dijon highlights.
The tourist information office of Burgundy so called L"Office de Tourisme is the place to go for information and advice about business tourism in Burgundy. This organization encourages and promotes the congress tourism in this region and it offers the right help in finding a suitable location for your event or meeting. The organization is based in the city of Dijon. You can also directly contact the ‘Parc des Expositions et Congrès de Dijon’ which also works under the name of Dijon Congrexpo’ they manage large congress facilities and are situated in the boulevard de Champagne. If you would like to rent a bus for a tour in Dijon, we recommend you the following sights
When travelling by plane, is the Dijon-Bourgogne Airport your destination. This is airport is not too large and is located about 3,72 miles (6 km) from the capital Dijon and is located southeast of the city. From Dijon-Bourgogne Airport there are several ways to reach your final destination. The transportation options of which you can choose are the bus or a minibus with a driver.
This region is partly due to the regional capital, Dijon, which is located there, one of the most famous of the four departments. Dijon known as mustard city or its culinary delights. But also Beaune is no insignificant city of the Region Côte-d"Or. Beaune is famous for the first palace for the poor, Hôtel-Dieu des Hospices. For some time now this former palace is now a museum. Beaune is also to name in the same breath with wine. With its many wine shops and caves, is a tasting a small step to get acquainted with the most delicious different wines. Côte-d "Or is a hilly wine region with many other villages where the finest wines of this region can be bought and tasted. Many major wine brands have their origin in one of these villages.
Each department of Burgundy has something to do with wine as well Saône-et-Loire. In this hilly area are most vineyards. This rolling landscape is also for cyclists and walkers a wonderful destination. The specially built bike path Voie Vert is ideally a popular route by bicycle. But alongside nature in the hills of Saône-et-Loire, you can also taste cultural activities in for example Autun. Autun is a lovely city which is known for the amazing St. Lazare Cathedral and the Place du Champ de Mars, located in the centre. At this pleasant square you can enjoy a wine on a terrace. But also at the heart of the city there are charming cute red houses in cozy streets. Another beautiful famous city is Mâcon. In this capital of this region and Mâconnais wine region is both white and red wine produced.
If the group with which you’re travelling has white wine drinkers the don’t skip this one. The third department which we randomly mention is named after the river. This part of the Burgundy has Auxerre as its capital.
Through this region flows one of the most beautiful canals of Europe,Canal du Nivernais. But this region is crazy enough most famous for the village of Chablis. Every wine connoisseur will immediately understand what it is about. Chablis is in fact world famous for its white wines Chablis. From here you also have the possibility to follow the Routes des Vignobles. This journey of 45 kilometers is dedicated to the many vineyards and is also memorable for a lover of the grapes moisture. Yet another city that is worth mentioning, is the city Vézelay. This historic city is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The vast landscape of the last department has so much to offer for nature and outdoor activities. There are large lakes, wild water and beautiful forests next to the vineyards. The natural beauty wins here in this region of the vineyards. Especially the Parc naturel Le Morvan is this worth a visit. There are many types of birds to observe. The park has extensive forests, meadows and relics from the Celtic era. The main town of the department and the capital, is Nevers. This city is known for its rich heritage and great architecture.
It should be no surprise that you can follow a wine tour in Burgundy. A wine tour and tasting at the Château de Pommard we highly recommend. The beautiful white castle has a garden nearby with a shaded area with tables and chairs where you can picnic and enjoy on the tour or tasting. Cute coincidence is that the owner is an art collector and has a small collection of Catalan artist Dali hanging. In recent times, the castle and its wines have built up a very good international reputation. In addition, there is Château de Meursault, located in Cote d"Or. This is one of the most popular estates in Burgundy. Where more than 20,000 visitors come to taste and buy.
The wine route of the ‘Grands Crus’: your group doesn"t have to be stuffed with viticulturist, to enjoy this route. For this trip make sure your bus driver is a determined ‘non drinker’. Those who love a glass of wine will be amazed and see where his or her favorite wine comes from. Moreover, who is on holiday in this region almost can not avoid being confronted with wine. Burgundy is one of the major wine regions in France. Dijon is very favourable situated regarding the vineyards Côte de Nuits. This route of the famous wines, is labelled by some even as the Champs Elysées of Burgundy.
The route takes you along even one of the most famous wine regions of the world, how fun is that? This gives you the opportunity to taste the best and famous wine from Marsannay-la-Cote till Saint-Georges at a winery or those who have a vineyard cave. Or along the slopes of the appellation Cote Dijonnaisse during the annual festivals, which are plenty.
Finally you can act like a real Burgundy citizen, you can give the group you guide a daily culinary treat. There are too many restaurants to mention, who can combine a delicious meal with the right wine. But we want to highlight some anyway. Restaurants, which have a typical Burgundian dish on the menu are for example Restaurant L"O in Dijon, restaurant Loiseau des Vignes in Beaune and Le Poisson d"Or in Macon.
If you are not around one of them , there are plenty of other restaurants where you can eat and drink wine excellent.
The tourist office on Rue des Forges offers many city walks and tours guided by a guide. The guide tells you anecdotes during the walk and also facts and background information on the local attractions of Dijon. You come to places where tourists normally would not come and you get information which is not to be found in books. These tours are offered in multiple languages. Reservations are essential. When you visit a tourist office, they can inform you, so you can choose from different tours. Of course these are also available for the wine tours. Here you have the possibility to choose a vineyard, taste the wine and eventually buy it.
To experience the intense atmosphere of a city like Dijon it is best to rent a bike. Another advantage is that you determine the city in your own pace, giving you an easy and yet reasonably fast way to explore the city. You can get off the bike at any time to sight up close or just to drink a glass of wine. Rent a bike at the organization Velodi. This company of white bicycles has pitches for bicycles throughout the city, so you can grab a bike whenever and wherever you want and then in a position to park the bike on the other side of town. You have to buy a subscription online (on the website of Velodi), for example only for a few days. Then you can be so much touring as you want.
Do not you like walking or cycling? Then perhaps the Segway tour is for you. It is a particular way to explore the city. At this electric bicycle is the intention that find your own balance. It is a 1-person vehicle which you can control upright. You can choose which tour you want. In Dijon, there are two different routes on the program of one hour each. A historical route or natural / green route.
Would you like to discover Dijon in the evening? Recently, there is also a Segway tour by night! This lasts from 21:00 to 22:00 and must be booked in advance, but it is a great experience. The starting point of the Segway tours is available at the tourist office of Dijon on Rue des Forges.