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Dijon has one of the best preserved medieval centers in France and is in the Heart of the traditional Burgundy area, meaning there's fine food wherever you look, from expensive restaurants to moules-frites shacks. The central marketplace warrants a visit as well and is ringed by reasonably priced restaurants.
Dijon is so well noted for its gastronomy that it holds the Foire internationale et gastronomique de Dijon, a gastronomic fair at the End of October through November 11th. With the fair's 200,000 expected visitors, you'll need to reserve your place to stay well ahead of those dates.
Below you'll find our recommended places to stay in Dijon, user-rated hotels in the heart of the city and near the main train station, which is close to the historic center of Dijon.
Grand Hotel la Cloche Dijon
If you're chomping at the bit to stay in a luxury hotel in the heart of Dijon, la Cloche would be the place. With high-speed Internet, they offer free Wi-Fi in public areas as well as guest rooms. There is a spa, a restaurant and a bar on the premises.
Reviewers give this hotel very high marks for the quality of the staff in both the hotel and the restaurant, as well as the comfortable beds and the manicured grounds.
Ethic Etapes Dijon Hostel
Just in case the luxury of the Grand Hotel le Cloche is a bit beyond your means, the Ethic Etapes Dijon is a budget choice. A complimentary breakfast is included and there's a restaurant inside the complex.
Hotel Kyriad Dijon Gare
The Kyriad is right across the street from the Dijon train station, so if you're coming in by train and have lots of bags, this is the convenient, inexpensive and unadorned choice for lodging for those arriving by train. The botanical garden is just down the street and it's a good one to stroll through. Wi-Fi works well and rooms are air conditioned. It is a five-minute walk to the pedestrian center of Dijon from the hotel. The staff is very helpful and enthusiastic about Dijon. This hotel is a budget choice, so don't expect huge rooms and a lavish breakfast.
Hotel Le Chambellan
If you want to stay in the center of Dijon, this hotel in the Quartier des Antiquaires district offers 23 traditional old world charm, yet inexpensive, rooms that are well received by visitors, who like the service, breakfast and value. They offer free high speed Internet access. There are also two apartments adjoining the hotel that can be rented by the week.
Ibis Dijon Gare
Another hotel close to the train station, important because Dijon offers rail travelers access to the Burgundy wine country.
This venue is close to Arquebuse Gardens, Darcy Square, Dijon Cathedral, La Vie Bourguignonne Museum and Museum of Sacred Art. Free wireless access in the public areas is available.
Other Places to Stay: Vacation Rental Houses and Apartments in Dijon
If you have a car and want to see all of the Burgundy area around Dijon, or are looking for a Dijon apartment to live in the city like a local, then you might prefer the vacation rentals of HomeAway, which offers over 200 Vacation Rentals in the Dijon area. It's our preferred way of seeing both city and countryside.
To find out more about what the Europeans call "Self Catering" see the article, Self Catering - Vacation in Europe like a local only better.