World Travel

Dijon, Beaune Travel Pictures

We traveled to Dijon and Beaune in Burgundy, France, on the 24th of August 2002. Of course, a day is much too short to see this marvelous region. Both towns are surprisingly beautiful and we'll be back to Burgundy someday to check out more of the the sights at a relaxed pace!

Cathedral St-Bénigne with polychrome tiled roof The magnificent organ inside St-Bénigne dates from 1743
Cathedral St-Bénigne with polychrome tiled roof
The magnificent organ inside St-Bénigne dates from 1743
A few of the figures around the tower of St-Bénigne Structure just beside the archaeological museum 
A few of the figures around the tower of St-Bénigne
Structure just beside the archaeological museum
Statue at Place Francois Rude. Old facade in the background Pillar carving inside the crypt of St-Bénigne
Statue at Place Francois Rude. Old facade in the background
Pillar carving inside the crypt of St-Bénigne
Gargoyles on the facade of Église Notre Dame. Each one is different Gorgeous Hôtel Chambellan is home to the tourist office of Dijon!
Gargoyles on the facade of Église Notre Dame. Each one is different
Gorgeous Hôtel Chambellan is home to the tourist office of Dijon!
The enormous round stained glass window inside Notre Dame Impressive gothic architecture inside Notre Dame
The enormous round stained glass window inside Notre Dame
Impressive gothic architecture inside Notre Dame
Medieval houses in Dijon  Decorative cat and owl on house roof
Medieval houses in Dijon 
Decorative cat and owl on house roof
The tiny owl on the side facade of Notre Dame is supposed to bring luck when touched by the left hand If you follow the "Route of the Owl", marked by frequent red arrows on the street, you'll get a nice walk through Dijon. The yellow owls indicate special sights which can be looked up in a booklet provided by the tourist office. A great idea!
The tiny owl on the side facade of Notre Dame is supposed to bring luck when touched by the left hand
If you follow the "Route of the Owl", marked by frequent red arrows on the street, you'll get a nice walk through Dijon. The yellow owls indicate special sights which can be looked up in a booklet provided by the tourist office. A great idea!
There are quite a few antique and flea market stores in Dijon. This one was particularly crammed Old shoe polish tins in flea market store
There are quite a few antique and flea market stores in Dijon. This one was particularly crammed
Old shoe polish tins in flea market store
View onto Église St-Michel The carving under the large middle doorway of Église St-Michel has an opening to the small tower above (you can see it in the picture at left)
View onto Église St-Michel
The carving under the large middle doorway of Église St-Michel has an opening to the small tower above (you can see it in the picture at left)
Dijon facades Beaune. The entrance to sensational Hostel Dieu
Dijon facades
Beaune. The entrance to sensational Hostel Dieu
Roof of Hostel Dieu in Beaune Roof of Hostel Dieu
Roof of Hostel Dieu in Beaune
Roof of Hostel Dieu
Inside the main hallway of Hôtel Dieu. It was built as a hospital built to care for the sick without money The kitchen in Hôtel Dieu. Look at the marvelous swans' heads
Inside the main hallway of Hôtel Dieu. It was built as a hospital built to care for the sick without money
The kitchen in Hôtel Dieu. Look at the marvelous swans' heads
The large Jesus statue overlooking the main hall of Hôtel Dieu is carved out of one piece of wood The drainage grate in the main hall of Hôtel Dieu
The large Jesus statue overlooking the main hall of Hôtel Dieu is carved out of one piece of wood
The drainage grate in the main hall of Hôtel Dieu
The tiled roof in the inner courtyard of the Hôtel Dieu Gargoyle in Hôtel Dieu
The tiled roof in the inner courtyard of the Hôtel Dieu
Gargoyle in Hôtel Dieu
This special stained-glass technique displayed in Hôtel Dieu involves "recycling" old pieces of glass to a new pane. The result is a wonderful collage of unrelated fragments Tiled roof inside Hôtel Dieu
This special stained-glass technique displayed in Hôtel Dieu involves "recycling" old pieces of glass to a new pane. The result is a wonderful collage of unrelated fragments
Tiled roof inside Hôtel Dieu
Beautiful trees line part of the ramparts around Beaune Beaune rooftop. France seemed to be overflowing with flowers
Beautiful trees line part of the ramparts around Beaune
Beaune rooftop. France seemed to be overflowing with flowers
Sculpture on Beaune street Beaune facades
Sculpture on Beaune street
Beaune facades
Medieval painting in Beaune street looks like a window, but isn't Wonderful Patina on some of of Beaune's older houses
Medieval painting in Beaune street looks like a window, but isn't
Wonderful Patina on some of of Beaune's older houses
There are a lot of wine cellars in Beaune where you can taste the goods Endless vineyards outside Beaune
There are a lot of wine cellars in Beaune where you can taste the goods
Endless vineyards outside Beaune