in the central street of the historic center, huge choice of mustards, nicely packed and so many of them! There are also honey and jams I think. My main interest was mustards, as I actually did not know that people invented so many kinds of mustard!
You can also taste different mustards in the shop which is great because you cannot buy them all.
Even if you do not eat mustards it will be interesting to visit the shop, you will pass it anyway.
What to buy: dijon mustard
Beautiful old specialist mustard shop.
Dijon is famous for its mustard. Maille is a very well known brand at this mustard. At this stage you will have the opportunity to taste different types of mustard.
What to buy: Mustard, beautiful gift packs
Moutarde is everywhere in Dijon. There is one store in particular in the main town that sells quite a bit of it. I don't recall the name, but it's easy to find if you walk around the town. My favorite is Moutarde de Meaux.
What to pay: Prices vary, but it's not expensive.
Buy mustard and more mustard. You can find absolutely gorgeous mustards here, from Roquefort to Cassis (black currants). It is even worth the hassle of carrying home when travelling by plane.
What to buy: My favourite was Roquefort mustard.
What to pay: It will cost you no more than €1 - €2 .
Dijon is famous for its ginger bread that is usualy filled with fruit jam, in particular blackcurrant. The best place to buy some is Mulot et Petitjean. They have two shops in Dijon, the main one being on Place Bossuet, the other one on Place Notre Dame.
What to buy: Ginger bread in all its forms.
Sweets are nice too and they also do gastronomic baskets that include several specialities of the region such as mustard and crème de cassis.
You can find tons of great deals here. There are so many different vendors that you will most likely find what you're looking for. Great antiques and local crafts too!
What to buy: Antique art prints and local wood carvings. Also look around for an ice cream stand and get some cantelope ice cream. It's the best!
What to pay: varies
All liqueur or traditional food shop will sel you crème de cassis. This is a traditional 45% alcohol balckcurrant liqueur. It is very sirrupy and sweet. It is most often found in the kir cocktail, which is a mix of crème de cassis and Bourgogne Aligoté white wine.
What to buy: Crème de Cassis and everything else you fancy in the shop
Burgundy is one of the main wine producing region of France and Dijon is at the heart of it. The best way to go about buying wine is to drive down South going from one village to the next and stopping at wine producing estates. Ask for a "dégustation": the producer will be happy to oblige and tell you all about his wine. Then, if you like it, buy a few bottles or a case at an unbeatable price considering the quality.
What to buy: Bourgogne Aligoté is the white wine that is usually mixed with Crème de Cassis to make Kir. It is also very nice on its own.
The best wines of Burgundy are red wines. The best known names include Nuit St Georges, Pommard, Chateauneuf du Pape, but can be expensive. Less known names will be cheaper and very good as well.
Note the particular shape of the Burgundy bottle. compared to the Bordeaux bottle that has a very straight shape, the Burgundy bottle is wider at the base and has a neck that starts lower and extends more.
What to pay: From €5 for cheap good wine to €1000's for the really rare and exceptional bottles.
Dijon mustard is famous worldwide and this shop it in nice fancy bottles. I would have liked to buy some as presents for the family at home, but I didn't think it would last too well on a month's trek around France.
What to buy: All varieties of mustard.
If you want to get Dijon mustard, do so from the stall in the street market, it's cheaper than the stall in the town market.
What to pay: A small bottle costs 1.50euros as compared to 2euros in the town market