About this building
Dijon's Saint-Bénigne Cathedral is a Gothic church dating from the 13th century. Originally an abbey church, it only became a cathedral in 1792 following the church of Saint Etienne de Dijon which had first received the seat of the bishopric of Dijon created in 1731. The crypt, founded in the 6th century, is the oldest part of the building, which is thought to be the origin of the building as it housed the tomb of Saint Bénigne. The church was given a rotunda in the 11th century, which was destroyed in 1792, except for the crypt on the lower floor of the rotunda.
The Synagogue in Dijon is an Ashkenazi synagogue completed in 1879 by architect Alfred Sidorot. The synagogue was restored in the 1990s. This Neo-Romanesque stone building still serves as a synagogue.
In front of his castle of Fontaine, Aleth de Montbard, had a chapel built in 1102; dedicated to St. Ambrosinian. She was the mother of Bernard de Fontaine, the future St Bernard, born at the Château de Fontaine (near Dijon). The present church under the name of St Bernard is built on its site, and the present building has a construction dating back to the 14th and 16th centuries.