Welcome to the mythical capital of Burgundy.
At the foot of the heights of the mythical Côte d’Or, where the Route Des Grand Crus begins, Dijon is a wonderful and lively city that combines art, history, and culture and in which gastronomy and, at the same time, enology excels .
It is no coincidence that the International and Gastronomic Fair is held in early November, which welcomes almost 200,000 visitors every year. Not just food and wine. Dijon is an important commercial, industrial and cultural center. It has first-rate artistic beauties, and wonderful medieval buildings to frame it.
University city, very lively and youthful and with a unique character, with many students who, in the evening, enliven the various clubs scattered around the city. It is considered by many to be one of the most liveable cities in all of France. So, get ready for a trip that certainly won’t disappoint you.
Dijon-Bourgogne Airport is located about 6 km away from the city center. After hosting some civilian routes, it is currently used exclusively as an air base for business flights and flights for medical needs.
For those wishing to arrive by plane, the best solution is to land in Paris and rent a car. You have to travel about 300 km to get to your destination. The alternative could be Geneva International Airport, about 280 kilometers away.
The Dole-Jura airport, on the other hand, is just 50 kilometers away. Unfortunately, air traffic to the latter is limited to only 3 direct connections: Fes, Marrakesh and Porto. In high season, flights from Cagliari, Brač, Corfu and Rhodes also land.
Dijion-Ville is the central railway station of the city. It is mainly connected to the main French and Swiss cities by the high-speed TGV line. Connections with Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Basel, Bern, Lausanne and Zurich are guaranteed.
From Germany, you make a stopover in Paris or Switzerland. From Italy you stop at Gare de Lyon and, from here, in 1 hour and 40 you arrive at Dijon Central Station. On the official SCNF website in Italian it is possible to find all the information.
From Switzerland, it takes around 250 kilometers to get to your destination, starting from Basel or Bern. From Munich, in Germany, you have to travel just under 700 kilometers; in this case, passing through the French territory only in Mulhouse, the crossing of Austria and Switzerland and the relative payment of the vignette are avoided.
To get there from Milan, in Italy, you drive about 510 km passing through Aosta – T1 Monte Bianco and T2 Gran San Bernardo; then, after passing the Mont Blanc Tunnel, and having entered Swiss territory for a short distance, take the Geneva-Paris motorway, direction Chamonix, and finally the A391 following the signs for Dijon.
We remind you that the French motorway network is highly efficient. Controls, especially at the toll booths, are quite frequent. Above all, respect the speed limits for which the police are rather intransigent.