Blogs from Dijon, Burgundy, France, Europe - page 8


Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon April 7th 2007

Needless to say we skipped the drink and went for a nice walk along the canal then Renee made diner of rice and fish, which was quite good, after diner we had a few drinks and were off to bed this time I tried the 3rd bed without any mattress and Renee tried the front to see if she could stretch out, neither worked lol I ended up in the bed and Renee was just as squished in the front lol. The next day we headed out in to the country on the back roads towards Dijon. We stopped at a really nice little riverside lunch spot:) and I went for a bike ride around the village and found a really cool bathhouse type thing, was really temped to swim I was in my togs ... read more
on the road
on the road
on the road

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon January 4th 2007

The Résidence I am residing in is based at 6 Rue Maréchal Leclerc, Dijon 21000. It houses 300 rooms in two batiments. The residence has a cafeteria which is open between October and June and serves breakfast and dinner; a pool table, table football, tennis court, lots and lots of green grass, a patio area, laundry room with two washers and two dryers, two TV rooms and a study room. I live in batiment A and on the fourth floor. There are no lifts so getting up to my room all the time does take a while (especially as I am so unfit!). In my room is a bed, desk, fridge, wardrobe, mirror, bathroom cabinet, sink, sheets, pillow and lamp. The room was pretty bare when I moved in, but luckily there is an IKea which ... read more
My room

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon January 3rd 2007

I was lucky enough to be able to fly over to France with easyJet, therefore it was relatively cheap and extremely quick. I flew from Liverpool at 7am on September 4th 2006. There are two flights a day from Liverpool to Paris, one at 7am and one at 7pm. As I would have a two hour train journey to Dijon after landing I opted for the flight which arrived at 10.30am. The flight over to Paris takes just over an hour and was a very pleasent journey. It was the first time I had flown since I was 14 years old but I had no fear. easyJet planes do not serve food and have very basic aeroplanes hence why their flights are so cheap. You can opt where to sit and I chose to sit by ... read more
Charles de Galles Airport
Gare de Lyon

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon October 23rd 2006

Salut tout le monde! More news from my travels through France coming your way... La Bourgogne I spent a fabulous weekend in La Bourgogne (Burgundy) with the International Club of Paris. Located about 250km to the southeast of Paris, Burgundy is one of the most famous wine-producing regions in the world...with reason! The heart of the region is the ancient city of Dijon, medieval seat of the Dukes of Burgundy. Its neighboring city, Beaune, is beautiful and well-known for its excellent red wine. In the extreme south of the region is Lyon, which used to be the artistic center of France back in the 1500s (???) and is still a very important city today. For hundreds of years Burgundy was independently ruled by the Bourguignon kings, who included Phillip the Hardy and Charles the Good (or ... read more

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon September 29th 2006

One day and several trains later we arrived in Dijon, France. Corb's cousin Anna and her husband Paul are living there at the moment as funnily enough, Paul makes the mustard the town is known for! They have just had the cutest wee girl Grace and so it was a perfect time to catch up and meet the newest addition to the family. They too have a cool apartment literally right across from the Notre Dame Cathedral. Unfortunately there were some troubles with the plumbing and so waste water was thrown out the window (for that true French village experience) and dishwashing was done in the bathroom sink. It was a bit chaotic. Little Grace made up for all the madness by being the cutest little button ever. We spent pretty much all our time hanging ... read more

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon August 29th 2006

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon June 20th 2006

Well, apparently the trip from Cinque Terre to Luxembourg is a very long one, so we decided to stop in Dijon (from recommendations) just to break it up. No place booked, we arrived around 11pm from the train. The hotel people were very nice in finding one that had vacancy. We lived the good life in a two star hotel for a night: full shower and actual matresses! The next day was spent power sightseeing also known as "Dijon in 2 1/2 hours". Sadly no mustard tasting was in this itinerary, we did a walking tour of all the neat buildings and places in the city then went of on another long train ride. Au revoir, Angele... read more

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon May 31st 2006

Well here I go with my second blog, we have just spent a few hours adding more pictures and we have some more to go, but that is for another day. You don't know how nice it was to catch a train at a normal hour..... We were able to sleep in and get breakfast in the morning, finish packing the last few things and then check out. Off to our favorite sandwitch maker down the street and we are good to go. We got to the train station with no trouble and were nice and early. Robyn went out to try to find some more patches for our collection, but after about an hour of searching she was unable to find any. So we got on our train and headed out, the train was traveling ... read more

Europe » France » Burgundy » Dijon May 19th 2006

I took the train from Marsailles to Dijon where Emily met me and took be back to her host family's beautiful home. I attempted to consume a mayonaise sandwhich with tuna (!) while Emily attended her 4 o'clock class. ... read more
Me and Emily

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