Blogs from Dijon, Burgundy, France, Europe - page 3


Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon May 7th 2014

There's a fine balance when traveling. The only certainty is there's a finite amount of time for you vacation. The questions is, where should one focus their time? Our goal is to riding motorcycles! So we plan to ride along the south coast of France and part of the west coast of Italy before heading into the Alps. We arrived in Dijon late last night as the halfway point to the coast. After a longer day of travel, we decided to have an easy travel day and to walk around the city in the morning. I'm glad we decided to stop here. Such a beautiful city to stop and visit.... read more

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon October 1st 2013

Dijon and Lyon in the Burgundy Region of France on 30 September 2013 After leaving the Champaign region we arrived in Dijon, the home of mustard. We stopped and went to the touristy office to get some info on the town + a map. On walking around, we found the quaintest town, and very well set up for tourists. They had a walking trail and you had to follow the brass owls which were imbedded into the footpath, to direct you around the historic sites of places of interest. We came across some more Tudor-style, medieval, half timbered buildings, the 13th century, Gothic, Notre-Dame Cathedral, many interesting little shops and lovely restaurants. We also saw some patterned tiled roofs which were unusual. There were many cobble stone walking malls. One was lined with buildings that displayed ... read more
Gemma showing the owl marks in Dijon which guide tourists on a walking path to see the sites
Kerrie & Gemma rubbing the owl for good luck in Dijon
Dijon France 29 Sept 2013 (3)

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon April 28th 2012

April 28, 2012 Today was dedicated to food and the cooking of it. This was the day of my first cooking class. I had hoped to find a French chef to take the class from, but there were just not many choices when it came to cooking classes in Dijon. While Alex may not be a French native he has lived here for 32 years and is a dual French/American citizen, thus allowing him to vote in both countries. The day began at 9 am (we got up at 7) Alex arrived at the apartment and unloaded his wares in the kitchen upstairs. We cooked in the kitchen of the people who own the building we are staying in. It is a large kitchen with a large dining table as well. Jerry was going to spend ... read more
An Overview
Before the Shopping
Let the Shopping Begin

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon April 27th 2012

April 27, 2012 Strasbourg I slept hard and could have slept much longer than the 10 am that I did. I couldn’t really tell you if the bed was comfortable or not, Jerry said it was, all I know is that as soon as my head hit the pillow I was gone. We woke up to a beautiful sunny day. Warm enough for a pair of shorts, which is what is choose to wear. After showering, etc. we packed up the car and then set out to explore a bit of the city before we headed for Dijon. As I previously reported, Strasbourg like Paris has a main city and the part that is on an Island. In Paris the island is in the middle of the Seine, in Strasbourg it is in the middle of ... read more
Onion Flambee
Ham & Sourkraut
Veal Cordon Bleu

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon March 23rd 2012

J'avais alle en Darcy Square et a prendu des photo de Porte Guillaume, apres j'avais achete un Souvenir de Porte Guillaume. ... read more

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon March 22nd 2012

Aujourdh'ui nous avons alle a le Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. Mon piece preferee etais le ''Castle of Mariemont'' par Jan Brueghel the elder.... read more
Beaux art

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon March 21st 2012

Apres regarder a Notre dame tout le monde veux acheter les souvenirs. Nous avons marchera Le Rue De la Liberte pour regarder a les magazin.... read more

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon March 20th 2012

Aujourdh'ui nous avons manger en Le Chapeau du Rouge puis marcher en Dijon. Sur le marche j'avais vu l'eglise Notre Dame.... read more

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon October 10th 2011

Note: All events in this entry occured between December 2006-January 2007. For more updated entries and trips, please refer back to this blog at a later date. Up to date entries will NOT include a note like this. Thanks and enjoy! Dear readers, as you have noticed my last blogs: "Christmas in Nice," "Day Trip to Monaco/Monte Carlo," "My 21st Birthday and New Years in Strasbourg," "Two Days in Disneyland Paris," "Versailles and the Louvre," and "Musee d'Orsay" all took place around Christmas and New Years. I did get into some details behind some of the Christmas traditions mentioned in these entries, however I would like to give a general over view so that all of you can get an idea of what it was like celebrating Christmas and New Years in France in comparison to ... read more
Buche de Noel (Yuletide Cake)
Kouglehof or "King's Crown"
Marche de Noel (Christmas Market), Strasbourg

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon September 26th 2011

Note: All of the events described in this entry occurred sporadically between August 2006-January 2007. For more updated trips and entries, please refer back to this blog at a later date. An entry that takes place in the present day will NOT include a note like this. Thanks and enjoy! As you have noticed, dear readers, I did a lot of traveling around France and around Europe for that matter by November 2006. However, I was not in Europe strictly to backpack, I was genuinely in Dijon to study the French language, and then I was hoping to study at the University of Burgundy classes related to one of my majors during the Spring 2007 semester. However, as you will see, plans will change. Nonetheless, I will give you a brief overview as to what my ... read more

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