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Address: Cour de Bar du Palais des Etats, Dijon, France
Phone Number: 03-80-74-52-70

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Fascinating - Not to be Missed

Stepping back into history this guided or self guided tour is nothing short of fascinating as one gets an idea of the scale, wealth, power and influence of the Dukes of Burgundy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Roanne, France
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Roanne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stepping back into history this guided or self guided tour is nothing short of fascinating as one gets an idea of the scale, wealth, power and influence of the Dukes of Burgundy.

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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Would have liked to have seen more artifacts relating to the Ducs of Borgone and more documentation about them. Perhaps alas the revolution is responsible for some losses. This may also explain the re-siting of the very impressive monumental tombs in the Palace displays.

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Entrance is obscured - but worth it when you arrive. Museums are free in Dijon, and this was a worthwhile one to visit. Don't forget to look around at the actual palace - not just the museum pieces.

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a beautiful example of a classical royal palace with some Gothic parts. It has free entry and is really worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You must go and listen to the audio guide. The explanations are so well done and add so much to the tour.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

the palace and the artworks and history of the place were fascinating. Please plan to include this in your stay in Dijon if you're interested in the region!

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Zurich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

At the heart of Dijon is the ducal palace that contains a museum/art gallery that's well worth a couple of hours. It includes some magnificent tombs, arms and armour, and a nice set of art galleries. For some reason it was free the day we chose to go, but it was still surprisingly quiet.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A lot of great paintings by well known or less well known artists. The tombs are incredible, and the Dukes's history is fascinating. I wish there was more about it, actually!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A visit here gives one a glimpse into the splendour and opulence of the Dukes of Bourgogne. Paintings and magnificent tombs require some time to truly appreciate their history. Unfortunately, we were short on time so did not have this luxury. However, definitely worth a visit no matter how rushed.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Dukes put Dijon on the map and had some nice digs made fore themselves. Equally impressive on both inside and out. The palace is great for photographers. Worth a visit.

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Additional Information about Ducal Palace

Address: Cour de Bar du Palais des Etats, Dijon, France
Phone Number: 03-80-74-52-70
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Burgundy  >  Cote d'Or  >  Dijon

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