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Nice walk

It was a nice walk... with purpose. Lots of photo moments and, of course, we rubbed the owl and... read more

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Everton Hills, Australia
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Great Self Guided Tour of Dijon

4 of us followed the Owl's trail which was downloaded onto my iphone. It took a few minutes to get... read more

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This 22-stage trail is designed not only to give you a taste of Dijon's charm, but also to take you back in time and show you the history of our town. Each numbered stage takes in a place of interest, and the whole trail can be covered on foot in...more
Dijon, France
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All reviews guide book tourist office great idea own pace the guidebook old city main sites great walk good luck explore dijon left hand self guided tour the tourist information centre points of interest major sights lovely city small fee
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trail was historic and a very nice way to see the old part of town, but the path was very vague and from what i remember the book you get to lead you through the path you get half way. This is very impractical...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice walk... with purpose. Lots of photo moments and, of course, we rubbed the owl and made a wish. It's a thing. A few things appeared under construction as it was not peak season, but for a relatively small town, it has...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us followed the Owl's trail which was downloaded onto my iphone. It took a few minutes to get our bearings so we could match our location to where we were on the trail using the built in gps guide. After that we were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank butchcassidysr
Reviewed December 23, 2018

Wonderful way to orient your self to the old village. finding the little owl on the cathedral wall was a treat!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mspickypants
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Some of the new roads are left without owls, breaking up the trail. All in all, it's a great way to see everything in the city, but it's a long walk and you keep coming across the same places. I like the concept, but the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I live in Dijon. It's not really the perfection way to discover the town. A bit too long. Some places are not very nice but you'll see more or less most of the best places.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alexandre W
Reviewed November 18, 2018

We took much of the trail on a cold, sunny day. It is easy to follow because there are many owls on the street. We had the free brochure from the tourist office and purchased a more extensive book there. This is a good way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim_atl
Reviewed November 12, 2018

The tour is fantastic, except the Owl itsself, nothing to see there. The App for the Owl's trail doent work well, dont download it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alejandrosadde
Reviewed November 12, 2018

I was looking forward to finding this owl. for me it was one of the highlights of the trip as well as following the trail.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sjhood
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were only in Dijon for one day, and this was a great way to see the highlights. We used the phone app, which worked fine and it was good to have the interactive map. The only thing is - allow way more time than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 4, 2017|
Response from DestinationDijon | Property representative |
The starting point of this tour is near the Darcy public parking (Darcy Place) in the heart of the historical center of Dijon. You can also park your car in the Tremouille public parking (7 Boulevard de la Trémouille), the... More
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September 3, 2017|
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Response from DestinationDijon | Property representative |
Yes you can :) As Steveca32 and Paul B said, that's a street walk and you won't be allowed Inside of some buildings or shops.
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April 27, 2017|
Response from andrenieuwoudt | Reviewed this property |
Hello Paula The market is 4 days a week: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursdays the market is inside only but the other 3 days it's spills out on the streets and it's truly remarkable!
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Auckland, New Zealand
Itinerary advice please.... (2 Replies)
We have only 3 nights in Dijon in September is at the end of our 3 week France trip. We want to get a real taste of Dijon and the surrounding area - this is what I had mapped out : Day 1- we arrive in Dijon from Avignon, aiming for early afternoon (via train). Do the Owl Trail that afternoon. Day 2 - collect rental car and drive to Beaune, visiting the Hospices de Beaune, then drive to Pouilly en Auxois and hire some bikes for a few hours to bike along some of the Burgundy Canal towpath....More
April 12, 2013|
Response frompasca|
Not sure if you really need that rental car on day 2. You could take a quick train ride to Beaune, do your sightseeing there, and then rent bikes right in town for a ride into the vineyards and nearby villages. Then train back to Dijon in the evening. We'd planned a bike ride thru the vineyards but the weather during our late-October visit didn't cooperate. This is the company we'd planned to use, see the many great reviews: tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187109-d5… We loved...More
Vivian W
Hong Kong, China
Paris + Burgundy (Beaune Base) Itinerary Draft (9 Replies)
Here is my draft 1 itinerary of Paris + Burgundy (Based in Beaune). Please give me some suggestion! Thank you! May i add, we don’t drink so we won’t spend time visiting vineyards sadly. Paris: 4-5 days Burgundy Day1: Pick up car from CDG and drive into Burgundy / Overnight in villages near Beaune (cheaper than in Beaune I read- true?) / Take it easy or explore nearby lunch & dinner. Burgundy Day2: Drive to Dijon town / Abbaye de Fontenay / Churches Burgundy Day3: Back in Dijon for Owl...More
September 24, 2018|
Response fromCatullus|
You'll be backtracking by starting out with Beaune instead of Dijon, where there is much to see and enjoy. There's a lovely large park for your toddler. So start out in Dijon, then move south to Beaune. During your time in Autun, drive up to the fine overlook. Be sure to see the Ghiselberti carvings on the façade of the cathedral. If the steak/grill restaurant is still there, opposite, enjoy a meal. You might consider staying near Beaune in the hamlet of Bouilland. It's about a...More
Toronto, Ontario
The Owl's Trail on the way to Beaune? (6 Replies)
My mother, aunt, and I will be travelling to Beaune from Paris for 2 nights this July. We will take the train from Paris into Dijon (arriving at around 1pm) and then change trains to go to Beaune. I'm wondering if it's worth taking a few hours to wander around Dijon before continuing on to Beaune, perhaps using the Owl's Trail brochure? I know this is not a lot of time to do Dijon justice, but I am just wondering if it would still be worthwhile or not? Also, we plan to buy our prem tickets...More
April 25, 2011|
Response fromBurgundyGuide|
I would recommend the Owl's Trail if you just want a feel of Dijon as it is very different from Beaune. It is very easy to but tickets from Dijon to Beaune just check the price difference. Buying train tickets in France is always a nightmare as there are always so many options available.