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“Informative and casual”
Review of Owl's Trail

Owl's Trail
Ranked #1 of 72 things to do in Dijon
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Owner description: This 22-stage trail is designed not only to give you a taste of Dijon's charm, but also to take you back in time and show you the history of our town. Each numbered stage takes in a place of interest, and the whole trail can be covered on foot in about one hour. If you feel like finding out more about Dijon, this trail proposes 3 different loops: the Rousseau loop, the Zola loop and the Moses loop. But there's no reason to hurry! Take your time and enjoy the friendly atmosphere in the many museums, galleries, shops and cafés terraces!
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Informative and casual”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The owl tour takes you around the area of old Dijon and while it does take you to the obvious tourist haunts there is no pressure to purchase anything .
The Musee des Baux Arts is very good as is the square in front of the building . It takes you to all of the sites at your walking leisure . Plenty of interesting eateries along the way to enjoy also .

Visited June 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Excellent attraction”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The owls were easy to follow and with the guide from the Tourist information centre, this is an excellent way to see beautiful Dijon.

Visited June 2014
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San Diego, California
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“This was a fantastic idea for touring a small town!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

As soon as we arrived at Dijon Ville (train station) we went to the adjacent tourist center to get the Owl's Trail book and other information before we walked to our hotel. We had carefully planned what we were going to do and when, as we only had 3 nights in Dijon. Since Sunday was a day off for most shops and restaurants, we saved the Musee de Beaux Arts and the Owl's Trail for Sunday. Because of the location of our hotel, we started about halfway through the trail, but still completed the whole thing, just out of order. This was like a really fun scavenger hunt, except there is no time limit and no competition. Just fun exploration, and learning about history and architecture and more. The fact that it was a beautiful sunny day made it all the nicer.

Keep looking for the brass triangular plaques on the sidewalk and follow the trail. When you arrive at a large rectangular plaque, look at the corresponding number to see what you are looking at. There is a little about each number in the book, but you can google the sites to learn more if interested later. If you have the time, it would be nice to do the trail when shops are open, but this wouldn't have worked for us. The benefit, though, to doing it on Sunday is that there aren't a lot of people out. There are a few restaurants open, and there is a small street market near Les Halles.

If you have children with you, looking for the owls would be fun for them. We were a couple, and it was even fun for us! We even bought a triangular owl plaque at the tourist center after doing the trail.

Visited May 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Follow the owl - it's worth it”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Once you have bought the Owl's Trail tour book at the tourist office you can set out for a two hour self-guided tour that will take you to breathtaking architectural sites, to places full of history, to churches full of solemnity and to charming streets, markets and lively squares. The additional tours are also worth a walk. Enjoy and forget about guided tours with all those boring details that you will have forgotten immediately. This tour you will always remember.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Handy self guided tour”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

The owl trail is a self guided tour that takes you around the main sites of Dijon.
There are small brass arrows in the footpath with an owl engraved on them. When you arrive at a point of interest there will be a larger square plaque with a number that you look up in the Owl Trail guide book to get more information on the site.
You can buy the Owl Trail self guided book from the tourist information office for 2.5 Euros and take the walk. There are also three side loop trails that you can walk as well.

Visited June 2014
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