DijonWhat better address for brand name stores than the Rue des Forges, the very one that housed Dijon’s richest shopkeepers during medieval times. And the Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau is not to be outdone. It boasts many shops of all kinds and will know how to awaken your desires.
Shopping itinerariesLe quartier Liberté [Freedom District]: The heart of Dijon is brought to life by its main street which is the Rue de la Liberté and its perpendicular streets where small shops and major retail chains exist side by side. As you pass through the Rue Bossuet, Rue Monge, Rue Piron, Rue du Bourg and the Rue des Godrans, you will find all kinds of things and even the most trivial items! Toison d’Or [The Golden Fleece]: The renowned order of La Toison d’Or [the Golden Fleece] was founded by Philip the Good, the Duke of Burgundy and its name has been given to a shopping centre which is just as renowned. It is the biggest one in the region. With fashion goods, perfumeries, decoration items, food and cafeterias, la Toison d’Or [the Golden Fleece] will satisfy all of your desires.
Quartier des antiquaires [the Antique Dealers District], Rues A. Comte, Chaudronnerie et Verrerie: This is the place where all of the antique-hunters and strollers who are looking for something to do gather together. The antique dealers district is located in one of the oldest and most traditional streets of Dijon. Cobblestones streets and medieval houses will reveal antique dealers’ little treasures.
GastronomyMaille [the manufacturers of mustards, vinegars and mayonnaise] - 32 rue de la Liberté, Dijonhttp://www.maille.co.uk/pages/home.aspxOpening hours: from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm.In the middle of the Rue de la Liberté, the Maille Shop welcomes tourists who are looking for authenticity as well as Dijon’s inhabitants who are seeking new flavours. Whether you prefer milder savours or are eager to enjoy strong flavours, Maille will be delighted to welcome you in its shop with its atmosphere of yesteryear.
Bourgogne Street [gastronomic products] - 61 rue de la liberté, Dijon www.bourgognestreet.frOpening hours: every day except Monday from 12 noon to 2 pm and visits by appointment from 9 am to 7 pm.Bourgogne Street offers you an immersion into the world of gastronomy in Burgundy with prestigious products made by renowned companies.
La Rose de Vergy [a bakery and tea shop] - 1 rue de la chouette, Dijon www.rosedevergy.comOpening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 7 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm on Mondays.Tradition and authenticity sum up the spirit which prevails in this specialist bakery where cakes are made on a daily basis to ensure their freshness. Made from pure honey, the cake’s spicy aromas fill the air as soon as you enter this shop with its medieval decor.