This nearly 10 km ‘runseeing’ tour will take you by many of Dijon’s important sights, using paths, wide avenues, and the pedestrianized zone of the historical center, a designated UNESCO Heritage site. We suggest you use our route as a guideline, but feel free to add on with the alleys and cobbled side streets of the old center.
Start at the historical Jardin Darcy, enjoying the paths and then heading into the historical center via William Gate. Run for 1 km along the wide Rue de la Liberté, passing numerous historic sites, including the Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne (museum)/Place de la Libération, to the Église Saint-Michel. Then, head south on Rue Chabot Charny, a wide street that leads for 1 km to Place du Président Wilson (large fountain). Continue along the grand Cours Général de Gaulle/Cour du Parc for 1.5 km to Colombière Park, passing Le Consortium (modern art museum) & other sites. Our route does an out and back along the Allée paths in the park, but you can add another ~1 km, or do the 1.5 km cycle track around the perimeter. Retrace your steps to Place du Président Wilson and then bear right on Boul. Carnot to the Place du Trente-Octobre, then head west, returning to Jardin Darcy via Rue Jeannin/Rue Musette, passing the Museum of Fine Arts Dijon, Église Notre-Dame & other sites.
Shorter Option: Can save ~4 km by not doing the section to Colombière Park.
- 9.4 km (5.8 miles)
- 44m (145 feet)
- Jardin Darcy
- Neat the central train station (Gare Central)