Burgundy’s Capital Dijon will welcome the long postponed Cité Internationale de la gastronomie et du vin on May 6, 2022. The International City of Gastronomy & Wine is at the starting point of the region’s famed Wine route which runs from Dijon to Macon via Beaune. Over half of the structures of this new 16 acre neighborhood will be comprised repurposed and restored historical buildings. Among the highlights of this eco-friendly residential neighborhood will be the gastronomy & wine cultural and training center—featuring a Ferrandi Cooking school, new shops & restaurants, a four-star hotel and a 13-screen cinema complex.
The perfectly positioned Cité Internationale Center for Gastronomy and Wine in Dijon—just a stone’s throw from the city’s rail station will breathe new life into this unique 16-acre site, which was home to the city’s University Hospital until the of spring 2015. It’s 1,750 m2 exhibition space that will provide a comprehensive and interactive understanding of the “Gastronomic meal of the French,” which was added to the UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2010.
Celebrating France’s “movable feast” and its unique “fine dining” the UNESCO nod recognizes the outstanding value of a thousand-year-old tradition that helps strengthen social ties. It is a tradition that underscores how important every meal can be and its crafting, a daily celebration. It represents the art of choosing the right produce and pairing dishes with the perfect wine.
Dijon will become the only French city in the City of Gastronomy network to celebrate this longstanding marriage. Wine will, indeed, be everywhere visitors look. It will be showcased in the exhibitions, in the Gastronomic Village and at the site’s two flagship restaurants, at the Ferrandi Paris school of culinary arts, in the impressive wine cellar (3,000 references and an unparalleled selection of international wines available by the glass), and at the École des Vins de Bourgogne run by the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne.