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Address: Rue Des Forges, 21000, Dijon, France

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Great spot to people watch

My daughters and I shared our first Kir at the restaurant in this building. Sat outside on a cool October day and enjoyed the view, the fountain, the people and the Kir.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 6, 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2014

My daughters and I shared our first Kir at the restaurant in this building. Sat outside on a cool October day and enjoyed the view, the fountain, the people and the Kir.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2014

We walked through the street as part of the Owl Trail, it is lovely to see the old houses preserved so that we and our children can see how things were built years ago. It is quaint and all the different architecture is amazing. Worth a walk through.

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3 Thank Beryl R
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2014

One of the most evocative cities in France and surely the most under-appreciated. The old town with its timbered walls is super - 100's of buildings, large and small dating from Medieval times, some still used as they were more than 500 years ago.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2014

As old friend is good, the old town looks very nice. Unfortunately, my country renovates so many things. It's hard to find the old style buildings or streets in Korea. I hope my country governors learn from here how to preserve the old traditions. A street market was held when we visited. I didn't know what people were buying, it... More 

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1 Thank gugongee
london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a beautiful little street with really well preserved original houses. We enjoyed the architecture very much.

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3 Thank Doris168
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Part of the Owls trail and full of old timber framed buildings, some with elaborately decorated windows and traditional Burgundian tiled roofs.

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Brugg, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

For sure if you go to Dijon, schedule 1/2 day for enjoying the street and the surrounding. Shopping sightseeing and just relaxing. Don't hesitate getting lost in small streets next to this one, passing from a street to another one through a building. After all you can just ask for the station direction once you want to find your way... More 

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Cardiff UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were staying in the Ibis Dijon Gare, about a 15 minute walk from this area. The street is very popular with visitors and shoppers, very level for wheelchair users. There are a lot of very interesting buildings but at the time we were there they were mainly closed

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

From the train station, The Rue des Forges is an easy fifteen minute walk over flat terrain. It is a lovely area of old timbered houses, quaint shops, and cobblestone. It is a gem for historians and those who love photography. The street marks the heart of Old Dijon. The great thing here is that you can quickly access other... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Strolling through Dijon old town is quite an experience. I wandered around from streets to streets early in the morning when there is not much crowd. I love the peaceful feeling and enjoy many wonderful old buildings every where I look. Definitely a destination that I would come back to visit in the future.

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