- Authors : Alicia Castanheira, Mathilde Gautry
- Master : 3194
IN GOURMET HEAVEN | M6 | 66 minutes
Will Dijon, four hours from Paris, become the new capital of French gastronomy? On May 6 last, the Cité internationale de la gastronomie et du vin opened its doors. 70,000 m2 devoted to French culinary art. With its great vintage Burgundy wines, its unpasteurised cheese and its local products such as mustard, the city holds all the aces. With an investment of 250 million euros, the Cité de la gastronomie, should be its showcase with its shops, its restaurants, in particular that of three-starred chef, Eric Pras, and even a prestigious cooking school: Ferrandi. The project was launched ten years ago after UNESCO classified French gastronomy as a World Heritage. However, rising at the very heart of the ancient stones of the former city hospital dating from the Middle Ages, the works fell way behind schedule. So, will the first visitors be obliged to discover the cite amidst packing cases? We followed the sprint from 48 hours before opening.