Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Dijon, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 1.3 km
Ascend 11 m
Descend 8 m

Experience Dijon in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in DijonIndividual Sights in Dijon

Sight 1: Aloysius Bertrand

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Aloysius Bertrand

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.

Wikipedia: Aloysius Bertrand (EN)

82 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Jardin de l'Arquebuse

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Jardin de l'Arquebuse photography taken by Christophe.Finot / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Jardin botanique de l'Arquebuse is a botanical garden and arboretum located at 1 Avenue Albert-Premier, Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne, France. It is open daily without charge.

Wikipedia: Jardin botanique de l'Arquebuse (EN)

59 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Benigne Legouz de Gerland

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Benigne Legouz de Gerland photography taken by Christophe.Finot / CC BY-SA 3.0

Bénigne Legouz de Gerland", born in Dijon in 1695 and died in the same city in 1774, squire, lord of Magny-sur-Tille, Gerland and Jancigny, was a notable, a patron of the arts and an academician.

Wikipedia: Bénigne Le Gouz de Gerland (FR)

52 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Alexis Piron

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Alexis Piron

Alexis Piron was a French epigrammatist and dramatist.

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1147 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 5: 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.

Wikipedia: Well of Moses (EN)


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