Your shopping list may include regional wines, mustard, antiques, pain d’épices (spiced bread), and the blackcurrant liqueur, Crème de Cassis. The best shopping streets are rue de la Liberté, rue du Bourg, rue Bossuet, Place Grangier for designer shops and rue Verrerie for antiques. The market at Les Halles, rue Odebert, sells fruit, vegetables, and foodstuffs on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8am to noon, and Saturday from 8am to 5pm.
Dijon has several great fromageries (cheese shops) including Le Chalet Comtois (28 rue Musette; [tel] 03-80-30-48-61); look out for the regionally made semi-soft Cîteaux, made by monks in the abbey of the same name, and pungent, unctuous Epoisses. For bread, look no further than Tartin’art (8 rue Musette; [tel] 03-80-30-97-31), which also offers sandwiches, quiches, and salads. For wine, we like Dr. Wine (5 rue Musette; [tel] 03-80-53-35-16); they also have a good restaurant and do delicious platters of ham and cheese. You won’t be able to pass Carbillet (58 rue des Forges; [tel] 03-80-30-38-82) without going in to buy some cakes or chocolates. At La Boutique Maille, 32 rue de la Liberté ([tel] 03-80-30-41-02), you can purchase many varieties of the world-famous mustard while Bourgogne Street (61 rue de la Liberté; [tel] 03-80-30-07-10) is a one-stop-shop for regional produce. Mulot et Petitjean (their ornately paneled flagship store is at 13 place Bossuet; [tel] 03-80-30-07-10) is the place to go for homemade pain d’épices.
For antiques and interiors, head to the half-timbered streets around rue Verrerie: Antiquaires Golmard, 3 rue Auguste Comté ([tel] 03-80-67-14-15), specializes in objects originating on private estates in the region. Le Consortium, 37 rue de Longvic (www.leconsortium.fr; [tel] 03-80-68-45-55), is Dijon’s most interesting modern-art gallery.
For the last 30 years, Le Baldaquin, 13 rue Verrerie [tel] 03-80-30-59-69), has been a children’s treasure trove of wooden toys and mobiles.
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