Saturday, July 30, 2016

Dijon: The heart of town recognized as an international tourist area –

In a decree dated July 25, 2016, the Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Minister of Labour, Employment, Training professional and social dialogue conducted the classification of Dijon “international tourist zone” (ZTI). The area concerned is that of the heart of town and the site of the old hospital will be created where the International City of gastronomy and wine.

Set up by law for the growth, activity and equality of economic opportunity, called Macron law, ZTI allow the opening of the seven seven-day shopping and evening until midnight to meet the expectations of the international tourists. . To date, seven French cities have obtained this certification, representing 18 international tourist areas only

François Rebsamen, mayor of Dijon and President of Greater Dijon, is fully satisfied with this decision: “As former Minister of Labour, Employment, vocational Training and social Dialogue, I know the challenges of the bill that helped create the ZTI. This classification provides new perspectives on the threshold of a new beginning for Dijon; a regional capital facing international tourism, allowing merchants who wish to take advantage of this momentum. “

Several criteria justify, for the State, the entry of Dijon city in the heart club of ZTI. international recognition related to heritage and cultural offer exceptional, international tourist flows and proven rail and road access to national or even international scale

After the double Unesco recognition which Dijon enjoys, under Climates of the vineyards of Burgundy and the French gastronomic meal, this labeling recognizes the international reputation of our city and offering the ability to host in the best foreign tourists who visit the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy. The International City of food and wine included in the ZTI strengthen advantage of the attractiveness of the city.

The heart of Dijon, the regional capital, is the largest open air shopping center in Burgundy -Franche-Comté. National retailers are very interested in this area preserved and enhanced; the vacancy rate for commercial premises is one of the lowest in France; the pedestrianization program launched 15 years ago continues this year with the major axis merchant-Plough Piron.

Thanks to the ranking ZTI, the few 1200 City heart of the shops will now have the opportunity, if they wish and at the end of the negotiations provided by law, to extend their openings, and help strengthen the influence and appeal of Dijon.

François REBSAMEN, Mayor Dijon, President of Greater Dijon


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