Dijon, France

The 16th SITIS Conference will be held in the University of Burgundy main campus, which is located 10 minutes away from the city centre of Dijon, the capital of the great region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in Northeastern France.

Six reasons to come to Dijon

Text and pictures are from the official website of the Office de Tourisme Dijon

#1 To see the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy

The capital of the Dukes of Burgundy boasts a majestic palace in the heart of the historical town centre. Reworked during the 17th century, the Palace of the Ducs and Estates of Burgundy is still the most iconic of the city’s monuments.

#2 To visit Dijon Fine Arts Museum

The Fine Arts Museum of Dijon, which occupies the western wing of the Dukes’ Palace, has undergone major restoration work over the past ten years. The museography has been completely redesigned and a few contemporary extensions have been added to offer a brand new visitor experience, with 1,500 pieces on display.

#3 To stroke the Owl of Dijon and make a wish

Who in Dijon has never seen the owl of Notre-Dame church? You’ll find the statuette clinging to a buttress of the chapel. Stroke it with your left hand and your wish will be granted!

#4 To admire the view from the Tower of Philip the Good

Climb the 316 steps to the top of the Philip the Good tower which stretches above the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. The 46-metre tall medieval tower offers a panoramic view over the city of Dijon. During the summer season don’t miss the chance to enjoy drinks on the terrace with the tower aperitifs!

#5 To taste Burgundy wine

Make the most of your Dijon getaway by visiting the Burgundy vineyard. With the Wine Thursdays you get a chance to taste the fine wines of Burgundy in an atypical venue to be revealed at the last minute.

#6 To brunch in Dijon’s market halls

If you’re here for the weekend, enjoy a brunch at the market halls where you’ll discover the culinary delights of Burgundy. Every Sunday, a different chef concocts a brunch menu in a lively, festive atmosphere.