Make the most of your stay in our hotel to discover nearby Dijon, once the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy. An important crossroads between North and South since Roman times, Dijon still harbours many treasures from its rich history. Dijon’s Office du Tourisme will help you appreciate these wonders in a special 22-step trail, guided by the Owl of Dijon. Admire the Porte Guillaume, erected in 1788 in honour of the Prince of Condé and the Palace of the Duke and Estates of Burgundy, a gorgeous building constructed at the start of the 14th century, which now houses the town hall and the city’s art museum.
Close to the palace, the route leads you to the Notre-Dame church, a true masterpiece of 13th-century Gothic architecture. A UNESCO heritage site, it contains the statue of Notre-Dame du Bon-Espoir (Our Lady of Good Hope) and contains a Jacquemart clock at the top of its bell tower. Renowned for the beauty of its stained-glass windows, it also has numerous gargoyles, representing people, animals and monsters. On the northern side of the church, on one of the chapel’s abutments, don’t miss the little sculpture of an owl, which has become the symbol of the town.
Right in the Côte de Nuits, Vougeot is known for its celebrated vineyard estate of Le Clos de Vougeot,
whose castle hosts the esteemed connoisseurs of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.