Cathédrale Saint-Bénigne de Dijon

Dijon
Burgundy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Situated above the tomb of St Benignus (who is believed to have brought Christianity to Burgundy in the 2nd century), this Gothic-style cathedral was built between 1280 and 1325. Some of Burgundy's great figures are buried here. The crypt is all that remains of an 11th-century Romanesque basilica and is a maze of arched tunnels, carved capitals and inlaid floors. Guided tours are available.

Nearby attractions

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon is located in part of the Ducal Palace. It contains, among other things, ducal kitchens dating back to the mid-15th century, and a substantial collection of European paintings from Roman times...

The Fine Arts Museum in Dole contains local and regional archaeological exhibits as well as collections of French and foreign paintings from the 15th to the 19th century.

France's second largest forest stretches across over 20,000 hectares between the Doubs and Loue rivers to the east of Dole. Rich in wildlife, with a good population of deer and wild boar as well as foxes, badgers and weasels,...

Float away on a memorable balloon trip over châteaux, medieval villages and the picturesque French countryside in the Loire valley, Burgundy & Ile de France (8 sites in France). Flights last around an hour and no special...

Places to visit nearby

Dijon in Burgundy is the historic seat of the Dukes of Burgundy and has a rich medieval heritage.

Dole in Franche Comté is a pretty town with an historical centre that is set in the beautiful countryside of the Doubs valley.

Langres in Champagne Ardenne is a fortified town dating as far back as the 4th century.