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Dijon Vine Festival

The Burgundy town of Dijon(21 Côte d’Or, BFC) celebrates with its Fêtes de la Vigne (Dijon Vine Festival) – next 6  – 12 July 2020!
Maybe surprisingly this is a festival not primarily focused on vines, wine or even mustard! – although I suspect there may be the odd glass of wine drunk over the 5 days.

fetes de la vigne poster
Every other year Dijon holds an acclaimed international festival of music and dance – and held in the historic Jardins Drancy in the town. There is an emphasis on folk and traditional music from other parts of France.  Free entry.

Dijon is of course famous for its Burgundy wines – the Route Des Grands Crus wine road runs from Dijon to Santenay and the vineyards of Vosne-Romanée and Gevrey-Chambertin are within a few miles of the city centre.

for more info on the Dijon Vine Festival see

Hotel des Ducs, Dijon

Hotel des Ducs, Dijon

By train from London to Dijon  Find best rates for hotels in Dijon   OR  Stay on a vineyard in Burgundy

 Or stay in the Hotel des Ducs located in historic centre of Dijon, 50 metres from The Palace of the Dukes

Created in 1946 the Fêtes de la Vigne is the oldest Arts Festival in France! and is held on the pedestrianised streets in the heart of Dijon and features local Burgundy Folk Dance, although dance troupes from abroad and other regions of France. It also involves the local wine where possible and tries to create a village atmosphere.

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