Cote-d’Or (Burgundy), Eastern France
Dijon is located in eastern France and is the capital city of the historical Burgundy region in eastern France, one of the country’s principal wine-making areas. It is located about 262 km (163 km) southeast of Paris. It’s known for its traditional mustard, vineyard tours, autumn gastronomic fair and building styles ranging from Gothic to art deco. Dijon is famous for Dijon mustard, which originated in 1856, when Jean Naigeon of Dijon substituted verjuice, the acidic “green” juice from unripen grapes, for vinegar in the traditional mustard recipe. Dijon has been featured in the Tour de France on numerous occasions as a stage start, stage finish, and has also hosted individual time trial stages in and around the city. The city was used in the Tour de France in 1906.
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