Center for wine and gastronomy coming to Dijon

The French city of Dijon is set to become an international hub for French wine and gastronomy thanks to a vast development opening in 2019. The site will be home to exhibition spaces, a four-star hotel and an education center, with cookery courses from the renowned Ecole Ferrandi school. After its initial announcement in February 2016, the “Cité internationale de la gastronomie et du vin” — or International Gastronomy Exhibition Center — in the Eastern city of Dijon is starting to take shape, with key features of the development outlined March 21. The center hopes to become a major focus of local life and will be fully integrated into its surroundings, thanks to a 540-home eco-neighborhood and a 13-screen movie theater also planned for the complex.

The development, located on the site of the city’s former General Hospital, hopes to provide a high-quality showcase for France’s renowned culinary culture. The project is reminiscent of the recently opened “Cité du vin” wine museum and cultural center in Bordeaux, destined to become an international hotspot for wine lovers.

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