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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 #8 of 24 attractions in Dijon
Type: Art Museums
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Austin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
91 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

You can't travel to Dijon without a stop at the ducal palace. It's history at it's finest! Have lunch at one of the cafes across the square and watch the children play in the water. A great afternoon!

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