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Day trips from Dijon


Dijon being located in the heart of Burgundy, you have easy access to many sites both in Burgundy and outside of Burgundy.

By Train and/or Bus:          
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Paris
 
The City of Light and the City of Love – need we say more! (1 hr 37 min)
Nuits.
Nuits St. Georges 
 
This village is the starting point for the Côte de Nuits.  Known for its world-class robust reds, Nuits St. Georges is also known for Cassis, that wonderful black currant liqueur.  (17 min by train – Also accessible by bus)  
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Beaune
If Dijon is the Capital of Burgundy, this small town is the capital of the Wines of Burgundy. Visit the wine caves to find your favorite, visit its small but excellent museums, be sure to see the Hôtel-Dieu (Hospices de Beaune) with its multi-colored roofs, the Fallot mustard factory, and end your visit with a stroll along the city wall.  Beaune is easily seen in a day, and a train ticket is very inexpensive.  ( 19 min by train – Also accessible by Transco bus)
Dole.


Dole
  A picturesque river and canal town in the Franche-Comté.  You must visit the Collegiale-Notre Dame de Dole and then wander the narrow, quaint streets of this medieval town.  (23 min by train)
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Chalon sur Saône 
Take a leisurely sight-seeing tour on the river Saône, taste the wines of the Cote de Challonaise, and visit a museum of photography in the town where photography was first invented.  (33 min by train)
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Semur en Auxois
 
Visit this fortified medieval town and see the many remaining parts of the 13th century castle.  (35 min by bus)
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Besançon
  Also in the Franche-Comté, this beautiful city and surroundings is encircled by the Doubs River. Enjoy both its art and history. It is considered France's"greenest city". Once controlled by the Spanish, Besançon still displays extensive fortifications built by the well known architect Vauban. (49 min by train)
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Macon
A visit to Macon's churches, park, and chateaus is well worth the hour trip to this city on the Saône River. (1 hr 3 min by train)
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Autun 
  At the foot of the Morvan, this is a town of art and history. If you are looking for Roman influence in France, this is a great place to go. You will see ruins that date back to the time of Augustus such as a theater, two gates, and a Temple to Janus. (1 hr 40 min by train plus bus)

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Lyon  If food is your thing, a trip to Lyon is a must. Considered the “food capital” of France, you can eat to your heart’s (and stomach’s) content, sample the fine local wines, and then explore the unique “traboules” or narrow passages that once were essential to the movement of the Lyonnaise throughout the town. Today the old town of Lyon is considered one of the best preserved in Europe. (1 hr 41 min by train)
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Lausanne
  You can even venture into Switzerland for several hours enjoying this historic city on the shore of Lake Geneva. Lausanne was founded by the Romans and has a convenient about town Metro system.  It boasts 46 Swiss Heritage sites that can keep you entertained or simply enjoy a relaxing day just strolling the streets.  (1 hr 57 min by train)

By Car:

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If you travel by car you'll be able to see the vineyards along the golden coast from Dijon to Beaune. You are sure to enjoy the vineyards of the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, and further South along the Côte Chalonnaise.  (If you don’t want to rent a car, tours are also available to explore these regions.)

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Vézelay
This is one of the most beautiful villages of France and the Basilica is a masterpiece of Romanesque art and a UNESCO World Heritage site.  (76 miles) 
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Fontenay Abbey
  This UNESCO World Heritage site was built in the 12th century and is almost entirely intact. The grounds are beautiful and the architecture is remarkable. (65 miles)
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Cîteaux Abbey
  This abbey which is still in use today was built in 1098 by the Cistercian (Trappist) order.  During your visit you can purchase their cîteaux cheese, honey sweets, and caramels.  (20 miles)
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Chateauneuf-en-Auxois
  Chateauneuf-en-Auxois is an attractive hilltop village, with the chateau at one end of the low rocky spur on which the village stands. It is listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France' and was once an important stopping point on the pilgrimage route through the region. (20 miles)
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Flavigny sur Ozerain
This village is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France and famous for its anise and the filming of the movie "Chocolat".  (38 miles)
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Alise Ste Reine
  This town is believed to have been the last rebel stronghold against the campaigns of Julius Caesar. Noteworthy are the Gallo-Roman remains and the new MuséoParc Alesia which is an interactive museum about the history of the rebellion.  (35 miles)
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Source-Seine
  People have traveled to the source of the Seine since the 1st century and continue to do so today.  The sources (springs) of the Seine are marked by a beautiful grotto. (19 miles)
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Langres
  On the way to Troyes you may like to visit the medieval city of Langres where you can see the original wall that surrounds the city along with enjoying a stroll around its historic city centre. (44 miles)
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Troyes
  became the capital of the County of Champagne in the Xth century, and maintained an important position in the Kingdom until the XVIth century. Meeting point between merchants from all over medieval Europe with its fairs, leading religious town, these prestigious times have left many testimonies that can still be seen and admired nowadays. (115 miles)