Tour Philippe le Bon
Tour Philippe le Bon
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksObservation Decks & Towers
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Monday
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
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xgod
Budapest, Hungary103 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
You have to book the visit in advance. The sooner the better. We are a group of 7 and only 6 could fit in one group. No exceptions, one more people would be dangerous or degrade the quality of the tour.
The tour is in both English and in French. This makes the whole experience cluttered. It would be way better to have separate tours in different languages.

The view from the tower is not bad, but also not breathtaking. Really if you want to do it, book a few days in advance.
Written October 1, 2023
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Dear Madam, Thank you for your feedback. Our staff speaks English and the visit of the Tower can be translated if necessary. We are sorry if you didn't get enough historical comments and we are going to check with our staff that there is no misunderstanding about the level of service we wish to offer to our visitors. Besides, the visit is limited to 18 people maximum for security reasons, that's why we always recommend to book in advance and especially if you were a group of 7. We were not able to accept one more person, in compliance with the French law. In general, our visitors really enjoy this visit. Yours sincerely
Written October 3, 2023
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RDubbo
Singapore, Singapore44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is a walk up the tower called tour Phillip le Bon. Go to tourist office at the palace to book the tour. Can’t be done without booking. Cost is 5 euros. The tour takes about 20mins and includes some interesting facts about the tower. Ours was in English but I think it depends on how many French speakers are in group. At the TOP of the tower you get incredible views of Dijon.
Written August 2, 2019
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Steve R
Edwinstowe, UK183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We booked to go on this visit up the Philippe le Bon tower at the tourist office, as it is impossible to visit otherwise. Tickets cost 3 euros, which I felt was a fair price. There were about fifteen of us on the tour, and the guide made a point of checking the nationalities of the participants, and as a result, our tour was bilingual French/English. The guide gave interesting facts about the history of the tower (all linked to the Dukes of Burgundy), and pointed out architectural features/decorations. The views from the top of the tower were superb in every direction - well worth the climb up the 316 steps!
Written September 12, 2018
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Helen H
Bristol, UK373 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
I have never managed to get a ticket to climb the tower. They do not seem to operate many times in the winter months.
Written October 10, 2019
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David B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Tour Philippe le Bon is a great way to view Dijon and the Grand Cru hillside towards Beaune. You need to book a 45 minute tour at the nearby Tourist Office for 3 euros. The tour guide gives some history of the tower.
Written October 3, 2018
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markm52
Sydney, Australia248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
This was well worth doing for the wonderful views over Dijon. It was an informative tour up all those stairs and even though we were the only non-French speaking people on the tour the guide kindly gave us commentary in English as well.
Written October 5, 2015
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TrixiLixi
Lyon, France18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
As you climb the 300 stairs to the top of the tower, the guide will stop the group and explain certain landings and decorations. Lots of Burgundy history and suitable for both adults and kids.
At the top you have a wonderful view of Dijon and the surrounding hills.
It's part of the Pass Dijon Côtes de Nuit pass (16€) or 3€ on it's own.
Written September 11, 2015
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Australians_Abroad
Bendigo, Australia74 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
Tower tour needs to be booked at tourist information. Operates in French/English - the guide was very good and happy to accommodate in English. However feel like you miss a lot a detail when the majority of the tourists are French. View good - climb not too arduous.
Written December 19, 2014
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Caroline W
Maidstone, UK22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Paid 5 euros for guided tour. We were given a leaflet in english by the guide.
We were 3 english speaking in a group of 8 people. The guide only spoke French so we had no idea what was being pointed out as we walked up the 316 internal steps
Once at the top of the tower the views are great but this was spoilt by the fact you get 10 mins at the top then told to walk back down again.The guide also doesn't point out anything at all during the time at the top.
Not sure the point of a guide really, you basically walk up some stairs then walk back down again after spending 10 minutes admiring the panorama and reading the leaflet.
Done it once, wouldn't do it again
Written May 27, 2019
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Anajulia1988
90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
Very beautiful views over Dijon, due to the central location. Not so tiring climbing. Guided visits only. Tickets must be bought in advance in the nearby Tourist Office, which is also the tour meeting point.
Written December 24, 2016
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