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Ducal Palace

Cour de Bar du Palais des Etats, Dijon, France
03-80-74-52-70
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Ranked #10 of 26 Attractions in Dijon
Type: Art Museums
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
64 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Very surprised.. We didn't expect such an amazing palace. The squire in front of it full of restaurants and cafes which we had our lunch there.. And the kids enjoyed running between the water fountains in the middle of the squire.

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Tilbury, Canada
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Much work on streets and around the palace but glad we checked it out. Interesting building and square as well as all the surrounding streets. Maintenance must be done and it will be beautiful when they are done as its looking very good already

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Frankfurt, Germany
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Closed until April at least. Shame on the local tourist authorities. And, yes, I want a refund of my TGV ticket. I thought that cities should appreciate the tourists who are willing to come in the low season. Apparently not.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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141 reviews 141 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The view from the tower was awesome! Well worth climbing the steps. Very reasonably priced. Could use some more info on how it was built, the guide just unlocks the door.

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