Dijon is a medium-sized city in northeastern France, located at the banks of the Ouche River. The local climate is closer to the marine as than to the continental, but the average temperatures are around 0 C in winter and about 17 C in summer. The city is best known for the load-bearing mustard of the same name, which is still produced in the area. The city has been spared remarkably well during the bombings of World War II and numerous historical buildings in the area are fully intact or restored. The town's landmark is the owl statue in the wall of the local large Roman Catholic church, of which is believed, that it will bring happiness, when touched, but also the church itself is well worth a visit. The city also has a number of good museums and historic religious buildings.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Dijon forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Dijon is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $72.76, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $244.05, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $17.65
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $31.44
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $6.62
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.82
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.34
Dijon has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 72.9 (better than United states average 48.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 92.9 (better than United states average 70.3)
- Walking alone at night: 67.9 (better than United states average 41.2)
More information: Dijon safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.