Mature Flâneur

Dijon: Much More than Mustard

We owe so much to the Dukes of Burgundy

Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
Globetrotters
Published in
6 min readApr 1, 2024

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So many mustard types for sale in a Dijon mustard store. All photos by Tim Ward

Dijon is regarded as the mustard capital of the world, and indeed, the city has records from 1336 that describe guests consuming 320 litres (70 gallons) of mustard creme in a single sitting at a gala held by Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Yet, to focus on the condiment that makes Dijon world…

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Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
Globetrotters

Author, communications expert and publisher of Changemakers Books, Tim is now a full time Mature Flaneur, wandering Europe with Teresa, his beloved wife.