13 Sights in Dijon, France (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Dijon, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Dijon, France.

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1. Musée archéologique de Dijon

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Musée archéologique de Dijon Jochen Jahnke / Public domain

The Musée Archéologique de Dijon is an archaeology museum focusing on the archaeology of Burgundy that was founded in 1832 in Côte-d'Or within Dijon, France. It contains collections regarding "the men of Burgandy" that covers the periods of prehistory, protohistory, the rule of Ancient Rome, and the Middle Ages as well as collections of paleochristian art, sacred art, and church architecture. The museum's collection and location have been housed since 1934 in the main wing of the Abbey of St. Bénigne, situated next door to the Dijon Cathedral.

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2. Église Sainte-Anne

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St Anne's Church in Dijon is an 18th-century baroque round church with a gray-green copper dome dedicated to St Anne, which is related to Bernardine Monastery in Dijon in the 17th century. It is located on St. Anne Street, in the security center of Dijon. The church has been listed as a historical monument since 1945. It is home to the Dijon Museum of Holy Art, which was inaugurated in 1980, and the monastery has been home to the Perrin de Puikusang Museum of Life in Burgundy since 1993.

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3. Improvisations Tellem

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Improvisations Tellem Laurent Lecat / CC BY-SA 3.0

Alain Kirili was a French-American sculptor. He was recognized for his post-minimalist abstract sculptures in forged iron and his large-scale public sculptures. His work has been the subject of numerous gallery and museum exhibitions in United States and Europe, and has received considerable critical interest from art historians, such as Thierry Dufrêne, Robert C. Morgan, Robert Rosenblum, and Kirk Varnedoe. Kirili lived and worked in Paris and New York.

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4. Aloysius Bertrand

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Louis Jacques Napoléon Bertrand, better known by his pen name Aloysius Bertrand, was a French Romantic poet, playwright and journalist. He is famous for having introduced prose poetry in French literature, and is considered a forerunner of the Symbolist movement. His masterpiece is the collection of prose poems Gaspard de la Nuit published posthumously in 1842; three of its poems were adapted to an eponymous piano suite by Maurice Ravel in 1908.

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5. Monument à la République Fraternelle des Peuples

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The Sadi Kano Monument is an allegorical monument, completed in 1899 in Dijon, Ivory Coast, Burgundy-Franche-Conte. It was built by sculptors Mathurin Moreau and Paul Gasq according to the plan of architect F é lix Vionnois, in memory of Sadi Carnot (1837-1894), a member of the French National Assembly, a member of the Ivorian Parliament, a minister, and then the fifth president of the French Republic.

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6. Puits de Moïse

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The Well of Moses is a monumental sculpture recognised as the masterpiece of the Dutch artist Claus Sluter (1340–1405–06), assisted by his nephew Claus de Werve. It was executed by Sluter and his workshop in 1395–1403 for the Carthusian monastery of Chartreuse de Champmol built as a burial site by the Burgundian Duke Philip the Bold just outside the Burgundian capital of Dijon, now in France.

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7. Anti-Robot

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Anti-Robot Marcel Antonisse / Anefo / CC BY-SA 3.0 nl

Christiaan Karel Appel was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement CoBrA in 1948. He was also an avid sculptor and has had works featured in MoMA and other museums worldwide.

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8. Cathédrale Saint-Bénigne

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Dijon Cathedral, or at greater length the Cathedral of Saint Benignus of Dijon, is a Roman Catholic church located in the town of Dijon, Burgundy, France, and dedicated to Saint Benignus of Dijon. The Gothic cathedral building, constructed between 1280 and 1325, and dedicated on 9 April 1393, is a listed national monument.

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9. Église Notre-Dame

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The Church of Notre-Dame of Dijon is a Roman Catholic church in Dijon. Considered a masterpiece of 13th-century Gothic architecture, it is situated at the heart of the preserved old centre of the city. It is located in Place Notre-Dame, near the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy and opposite the rue Musette.

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10. Divionis Mechanica Fossilia Arman

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Divionis Mechanica Fossilia Arman Jac. de Nijs / Anefo / CC0

Arman was a French-born American artist. Born Armand Fernandez in Nice, France, Arman was a painter who moved from using objects for the ink or paint traces they leave to using them as the artworks themselves. He is best known for his Accumulations and destruction/recomposition of objects.

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11. Statue de Saint-Bernard

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The Bernard de Clairvaux de Dijon monument is a memorial from 1847, of the Dijon sculptor François Jouffroy, in memory of the church man, statesman, preacher, Dijon speaker Saint Bernard de Clairvaux (V1090-1153), place Saint-Bernard, in Dijon, in Côte-d'Or in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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12. Hommage à Jacques Monod

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Gottfried Honegger was a Swiss artist and graphic designer. He was married to the Swiss illustrator Warja Lavater. He studied shop-window display at the Zurich Kunstgewerbeschule and taught there from 1948. His early work was commercial graphic design.

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13. Église Saint-Michel

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Église Saint-Michel Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada / CC BY-SA 2.0

St Michel's Church, located in the protected area of Dijon, is a 16th century church, famous for its Renaissance facade, and is considered one of the most beautiful churches in France. On the 1840 list, it was listed as a historical monument.

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