Enjoy your Burgundy break from our 3 and 4-star Dijon hotels, and after a day exploring the historic region also famous for its wines, return to the comfort of your room for a restful night.
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Make the most of your stay at Kyriad Dijon Gare to discover the musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, one of the most important European museums, housed in the palais des ducs et des états de Bourgogne. In addition to the magnificence of the buildings and antique and classical decorations, this museum is distinguished by the variety of its collections, ranging from Egyptian art to the 21st century. Thanks to the dukes' heritage, the medieval collections are particularly remarkable. The large room of the hotel Philippe le Bon, famous for its tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy, immerses you in the history of the region. But the funeral portraits of Fayoum, dating from Roman Egypt, and masterpieces European painting will take you through different eras and borders. Renowned painters, from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, such as Titian, Eugène Delacroix, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, are represented, as well as Burgundy artists such as the sculptor François Rude, whose monumental works are exhibited in the transept and the choir of the old Saint-Etienne church. Modern art is represented with the works of Nicolas de Staël, Maria-Helena Vieira da Silva or Charles Lapicque. If you like contemporary art, the art of the 21st century is not ignored; the museum exhibiting in particular the works of Chinese portraitist Yan Pei-Ming.
From your Kyriad Dijon Gare head to the historic center to wander its pedestrianized streets lined with stone hotels and half-timbered houses. Several historic monuments were, during the nineteenth century, reassigned to become the headquarters of administrations. Thus the le palais des ducs et des états de Bourgogne now hosts the town hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Dijon. This reuse makes it possible to ensure the durability of the monuments and to maintain in the city center the diversity of the urban functions, necessary for the dynamism of the regional capital and its surroundings. Do not hesitate to give yourself a break by visiting the museum of the Beaux -Arts. The latter has undergone a total renovation which has made it one of the most beautiful European art museums. The only museum along with the Louvre to be housed in a princely palace in France, it houses one of the most important collections of works (paintings, furniture, sculptures, art of the table...). Admire historic buildings and decorations, which are essential testimonials to the art and history of Burgundy. Near the museum, you will find great places to eat such as La Dame d’Aquitaine, which offers fine cuisine in a 13th century crypt, or Loiseau des Ducs, recognized by the most prestigious guides.
Located in the north-east of the city Parc des expositions et congrès de Dijon is divided into three locations: the Palais des Congrès, the Palais des expositions and the auditorium. It hosts more than 300 professional and public events a year, including the Spring Fair, the famous Dijon international gastronomic fair, which is the premier gastronomic and cultural event of Burgundy. The Salon des Antiques and Flea Market and the Salon de l'Habitat also take place every year. As part of the prestigious Florissimo International Floral Exhibition, it is held every five years. Before returning to your Kyriad Dijon Gare hotel, enjoy being close to the Place de la République for dinner in the area. Here you have a choice of many bars and restaurants. Le P'tit bouchon dijonnais offers a grandmother's kitchen with simmered dishes. On weekdays, the agenda for the day invites you to a gastronomic break in your working day. Discover the homemade foie gras, the chef's terrine, the veal head or the grilled andouillette.