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As the administrative capital of Burgundy, Dijon has most everything a city should, including fast train service. Up to 17 TGVs come from Paris daily (90 mins, €45–€65); once here, the TER network can take you virtually anywhere within the region by rail, with frequent connections to Sens (€31.40), Beaune (€7.80), and Auxerre (€28.60). Right next to the Dijon Ville train station is the Gare Routière from which the regional TRANSCO bus company operates 32 routes that crisscross the Côte d'Or. For wine lovers the No. 44 between Dijon and Beaune (€3) has an itinerary that reads like an oenologist's wish list; the 12:30 pm bus will get you to the cellar of your choice in time for an early afternoon tasting. Inside the city, Divia (www.divia.fr)—Dijon’s public transit system—provides both regular bus and tram service (€1.20 for a 1-hour pass) and a free minibus shuttle in the historic center.

Visitor Information

Dijon Tourist Office. 11 rue des Forges, Dijon, 21000. 08–92–70–05–58; www.visitdijon.com.