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Ducal Palace

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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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If you like lots of Baroque Rococo-esque décor etc, then you'll happily spend a couple of hours trolling around this elegant location. It's very French (surprise, surprise!) and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you like lots of Baroque Rococo-esque décor etc, then you'll happily spend a couple of hours trolling around this elegant location. It's very French (surprise, surprise!) and it proudly exalts those who ruled this fascinating region of France.

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Dubbo, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Fantastic architecture and a beautiful city. Make sure you don't miss this place when you visit Dijon

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Palais des Ducs is a grand group of well preserved Gothic buildings, dating from the 14th to 18th century. It is the main sight in Dijon city and not to be missed. The key buildings are the loggia on Pl. de la Liberation, the ducal kitchens, the tour de Philippe le Bon and the the palace itself which houses... More 

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Roanne, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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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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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