Kir Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Kir Lake

Kir Lake is one of the most beautiful artificial lakes in France. Named after Canon Felix Kir, mayor of Dijon. VIsitors ahs the opportunity to walk around the lake, fishing, and swimming are also allowed here. One of the scenic locations in this area and it attracts a lot of people here.

Activities Around

Attractions Near Kir Lake

Well of Moses

Well of Moses

1.5km from Kir Lake

The Well of Moses is a monumental sculpture recognized as the masterpiece of the Dutch artist Claus Sluter, assisted by his nephew Claus de Werve. It was executed by Sluter and his workshop in 1395–1403 for the Carthusian monastery of Chartreuse de Champmol built as a burial site by the Burgundian Duke Philip the Bold just outside the Burgundian capital of Dijon, now in France.

Arquebuse Botanical Garden

Arquebuse Botanical Garden

2.27km from Kir Lake

One of the beautiful botanical gardens which stretching over 5.5 hectares, the Arquebuse serves as a botanical garden, arboretum and park. Founded by the scientist Benigne Legouz de Gerland, the botanical garden houses and cultivates around 3500 indigenous species of plants. A great place to relax, the garden reflects natural charm with flower borders and lawns along with alleys shaded by a variety of tree species.

Cathédrale Saint-Bénigne de Dijon

Dijon Cathedral, or at greater length the Cathedral of Saint Benignus of Dijon, is a Roman Catholic church located in the town of Dijon, Burgundy, France, and dedicated to Saint Benignus of Dijon. The Gothic cathedral building, constructed between 1280 and 1325, and dedicated on 9 April 1393, is a listed national monument. it became the seat of the Diocese of Dijon during the French Revolution, replacing the previous cathedral when it was secularised.

Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne

The palace of Burgundian Dukes is situated in the center of the city. Built to display the power and might of the dukes, it is now the city hall with the mayor's office and other administrative offices. The tall tower of Philippe le Bon offers an impressive panoramic view of the city. The neoclassical edifice was built over several centuries, but the oldest parts of the building, including the kitchens and the Guard Room, dating back to the 15th century.

Church of Our Lady (Church of Notre-Dame Cudot)

The Church of Notre-Dame is a Roman Catholic church located in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne in France. It is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption and is a church of the Archdiocese of Sens-Auxerre. The Church was registered in 1862 into Monuments historiques. It is a remarkable example of a Gothic church from the School of Champagne.

Place de la Libération

Place de la Libération

3.28km from Kir Lake

Place de la Liberation, literally the “place of the liberation” in English, sits at the historic center of Dijon France. It is designed in a semicircle and anchored on one side by the palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. The square’s current look is the result of a facelift it received in 2005-2006. Three fountains were installed and its surface was covered with the local Comblanchien limestone, known for its beautiful beige color.

Discover More Attractions in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Home of Kir Lake


Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.

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