City of Dijon

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Population and geography

Dijon, capital of the Bourgogne Franche Comté region, more precisely the Côtes d'Or department (21), it is located on the Paris Lyon Mediterranean axis, it has a strategic regional position, since it is a crossroads between the region Rhône Alpes, the Paris region and eastern France.
Its municipal population is 156,920 inhabitants in 2017 and its urban area has a population of 243,376 inhabitants in 2017.
Its neighboring municipalities are: Ahuy, Fontaine-lès-Dijon, Talant, Plombières-lès-Dijon, Corcelles-les-Monts, Chenôve, Neuilly-lès-Dijon, Longvic, Sennecey-lès-Dijon, Saint-Apollinaire, Quetigny, Chevigny -Saint-Sauveur, Ruffey-lès-Echirey, Asnières-lès-Dijon and Bellefond.


Ideally located, Dijon is served by the A31, A38 and A39 motorways, among others.
The bus network includes 30 regular lines and 2 tram lines in particular.
A network of free access bikes with 400 bikes distributed in 40 stations.
The rail network is not to be outdone since the city has three TGV lines (TGV Rhône Rhône, TGV southeast and TGV Mediterranean) which allows it to connect the following cities in particular: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille Montpellier, or still Mulhouse.
The city is close to Dole Jura Airport and also has its leisure and business aviation airport: Dijon Bourgogne.


The main economic development pole of the agglomeration is electrical and electronic construction, followed by the mechanical industry and of course the wine economy.
The food industry also occupies an important place in the Dijon economy.
Many company headquarters are located there, including Seb, Lejay-Lagoute, Lanvin and even the headquarters of APRR.


The city has a dynamic city center with many shops near Place Darcy and also a renowned shopping center, that of the Golden Fleece.


The city of Dijon welcomes many students. These include: the University of Burgundy, the School of Fine Arts or even Sciences Po Dijon.

Real Estate

To settle in Dijon as a trader, you have to count on an average rent of € 220 m2 / year. For an individual, you should expect an average rent of € 144 m2 / year. Office rental averages € 137 m2 / year.

Hotels and restaurants

There are 38 hotels in Dijon where the average price per night is € 78. There are also 534 restaurants with an average meal budget of € 12.


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