Notre-Dame de Dijon Church, visit
The oldest of Dijon's churches.
Located in a popular neighbourhood, Notre-Dame is at the heart of life in Dijon.
Built in the thirteenth century, the church is a technical tour de force as the architects had to find many solutions to balance the numerous annexes to this narrow building. So enjoy the high facade decorated with a triple row of gargoyles flanked by two arches that conceal the buttresses of this illusory wall. Above, the Jacquemart automaton and the belfry clock brought back from Coutrai by Philippe le Hardi, have been striking the hour since 1383.
Observe also the lantern tower added in the nineteenth century, in perfect harmony with Notre Dame's silhouette.
Outside, visitors will find the famous owl carved on one of the chapels adjoining the church, become a Dijon talisman. It's customary to stroke the owl with the left hand and make a wish!
Visits are suspended during religious services
Information from the tourist office on 08 92700558 (calls in France only)e mail
Notre Dame Church in Dijon