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Dijon - a city that everyone knows, but only a few ever visited it

And that is a great pity. When you say Dijon, mustard comes to mind. Although the original factory closed its gates in 2008 and moved production elsewhere, this city still has much to offer.

Arch of Gillaume Porte

Perhaps I should start with the Arc de Triomphe (Gillaume Porte), which along with the walls used to be the western gateway to the city. If you look closely, you can see several beautiful reliefs, one of which depicts the city of Dijon.

A little statue of owl

You definitely have to stop by lucky little owl. And where can you find this statue? At the corner of Notre Dame Church. The owl is said bring good luck if you to touch it with your left hand. We looked for her for quite a long time, she's tiny, quite high on the corner of the church, and she's well-worn. Eventually we managed to find her for good luck touch ... even though only my mum could do it, I couldn't reach it from my wheelchair.

Above the entrance of this oldest Gothic building in Dijon, you can see 51 somewhat frightening false gargoyles on the facade. Inside is a special statue of the Virgin Mary of Good Hope, which boasts the title of one of the oldest Marian statues in France. She is sometimes called the Black Madonna.

Palace of the Dukes

Another important complex worth seeing is the Palace of the Dukes, the seat of the royals of Burgundy. It is quite extensive, but we visited only a part of it and the tourist center there. There is also a town hall and the Museum of Modern Art, which is easily accessible and free of charge.

The city of Dijon, famous for its mustard, is nice for a stroll around, has a lot of parks, a large market and rich history. Certainly worth your attention ...

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