Dijon, capital to the Dukes of Burgundy was a place of great wealth and power and one of the great European centers of art, learning and science. The Duchy of Burgundy was key in the transformation of medieval times toward early modern Europe.
The gastronomic tradition and reputation of Dijon and Burgundy is almost as long-established as that of its wines and specialties.
Early in the morning, you arrive at the station, in the heart of the city.
During your night in the cabin or couchette compartment, you crossed the Alps to arrive in the center of Burgundy without any stress due to crowded airports and roads.
Every night, Thello trains travel from the main italian cities to Dijon, saving a night accomodation.
The creation of the famous Dijon mustard dates back to the 16th century, when a family of French noblemen, the Naigeon, decided to make their mustard with verjus (green grape juice) instead of vinegar. That’s what makes this mustard different from all the others.
Fun Fact: In 2009, Barack Obama asked his cook to introduce him to the famous Burgundian mustard. The city of Dijon sent him a variety of Amora-Maille mustard.