As a new City of Gastronomy and Wine opens in Dijon this weekend, after Lyon, Tours, and soon Paris-Rungis, try our quiz to test your knowledge of eating well (and drinking well) ) French-style.
“An exceptional place to celebrate the French way of life”: Dijon inaugurates the first International City of Gastronomy and Wine on Friday, with the mission of “telling and bringing to life” the French meal as listed in the patrimonium of mankind. While Unesco has recognized the “French-style gastronomic meal” as intangible cultural heritage, France decided a few years ago, on the strength of this recognition, to create a network of “Cités de la Gastronomie” in order to “understand “what makes this meal.
After Lyon (“food and health”) opened then closed pending a redesigned project for 2023, Tours (“human and social sciences”) which starts just before Paris-Rungis in 2026 (“sustainable food and responsible gastronomy”) , that of Dijon, for the “culture of the vine and wine” was inaugurated on Friday. The capital of Burgundy is indeed the starting point of the prestigious “Route des Grands Crus”, which is one of the greatest wines in the world, and whose “climats” (plots of vines) are also classified by Unesco. .
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It is the former Hospital of the Holy Spirit, an architectural jewel with glazed tiles founded in 1204, which houses the International City of Gastronomy and Wine (CIGV). Magnificently rehabilitated, it has been completed with daring contemporary buildings. Located between town and vineyards, this 6.5 hectare site is both “at kilometer zero of the Route des Grands Crus and at the gates of the historic center of Dijon”, the second largest protected area in France, and classified as Unesco, underlines Jérémie Penquer, director of the promotion of major projects in Dijon.