Bring the family to Dijon to explore a whole wealth of history, including the Medieval legacy of the Dukes of Burgundy. Both children and adults can enjoy a treasure hunt and relax in the public parks on a family visit to Dijon!
Fun tours, ideal for families
For families, the tourist office proposes heritage tours that are suitable for children, who will have fun as they learn!
The Dijon bestiary themed tour takes you exploring the historical centre from an angle that should keep the children amused. Along the streets, you’ll track down the wild and fantastical creatures that are hiding among the ornamental architecture of the city of Dukes.
Unwinding with the children in Dijon
Dijon continues to offer easy living for families who can enjoy relaxing and having fun with the children in the city’s many recreational areas.
The carousel on Place Francois Rude
What do young children enjoy more than a ride on a merry-go-round? You’ll find one on one of the city centre’s most picturesque squares, Place François Rude. Lined with half-timbered houses, it also features a lovely fountain at its centre, on top of which stands the statue of a grape-picker known as Le Bareuzai. The children get to ride on a charming old carousel featuring horses, an elephant, an aeroplane and a locomotive.
The city boasts two beautiful parks that are easy to reach from the historical centre. Square Darcy, with its ornamental ponds, fountains, terraces and balustrades, makes the ideal picnic spot, where you can let the children have fun in the play areas of the park. As for Arquebuse park, there you’ll find an arboretum, a rose garden, an orange grove, a history museum and the planetarium, spread over an area of five hectares.
The fountains at Place de la Liberation
Place de la Libération is the main square of Dijon’s historical heart. It is semi-circular in shape and opens onto the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. Since it was revamped in 2006 by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the square has been a pedestrian area which, to the delight of children, is brought to life by water jets in summer.