Attractiveness / quality of life
Dijon is a very pleasant city to live in and has a long list of successes:
- first northeastern city where it feels good to live (“L’express”, November 2015)
- first French cultural city (“Arte” 2015)
- second French most pleasant city
- third most sports-orientated French city
- third French student city (“L’étudiant” 2015)
Dijon is also among the first five most attractive cities for companies.
In ten years, Dijon’s urban area has been equipped with high-quality structural facilities: transport infrastructure (tramway, hybrid bus, modern station), a new hospital and soon a regional health centre, commercial brands (Ikea, “Toison d’Or” shopping centre), cultural facilities (the third biggest French indoor arena with a seating capacity of 900), an internationally known auditorium (seating capacity of 1600) and a sport centre (Olympic-size swimming pool, athletics stadium).
Dijon is a pleasant, peaceful city and its centre is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site. The city’s ambition is to become the European reference in the field of urban ecology and is committing to building new eco-districts.
Dijon also offers an efficient transportation system (tramway construction, pedestrianisation of the city centre, improvement of bicycle paths), in order to promote multimodality.