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  • Day6

    Zu Fuß durch die Gassen von Dijon

    July 23, 2020 in France ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Die Kinder bekamen einen gesunden blauen Slush auf die Faust weil es schon 10 Uhr sehr warm war und Taio von Anfang an nach Eis bettelte... Dann entdeckten wir ein altes Karussell und die Welt war in Ordnung...Read more

    Dede Michaela

    Was für ein schönes altes Karussell.




    Hanna wäre gern mit dir zusammen gefahren 😋😍

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  • Day10

    Sightseeing Dijon

    October 4 in France ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Today we went on to take a closer look at what we found yesterday already.
    Dijon's center is surprisingly large and we had some 13 km on the watch by the end of the tour.
    We found a path that was guided by a small owl, that took us to almost every point of interest, of course with the occassional look left and right.
    We went to a Fine Arts museum for free, had some nice baguettes and coffee and even got to a small but pretty botanical garden.
    Weirdly, as in Narbonne some shops were closed today.
    The market hall as well, sadly.
    On the way back we decided to cook for ourselves again, even though Dijon is a gastronomy capital.
    There is still tomorrow to try the local cuisine.
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  • Day9


    October 3 in France ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    We got some coffee and a petit dej at the hotel lobby and packed our stuff.
    Finally moving out of this forsaken place.
    One more time through the labyrinth of streets and then we made our way to Dijon.
    We arrived after 5 hours of driving and what can I say, it was more than worth it.
    The Airbnb is perfect, Dijon is free of trash.
    After some freshening up we took an evening stroll through the medieval town center.
    After getting some paraplus, it was a pleasant walk even.
    Dijon is rich with old artworks and fine architecture, gothic cathedrals, renaissance buildings and overall just impressively beautiful.
    We decided to cook because of the rain, so we went to get groceries on a sunday, which we can only dream of in Germany and made ourselves some nice carbonara.
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  • Day6

    Moutardes et pain d'épice

    July 23, 2020 in France ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Hinter der Notre-Dame de Dijon war ein kleiner bekannter Laden nur mit Senf... Dijon ist aber nicht nur für Senf bekannt sondern auch für das Gewürzbrot, eine Art Lebkuchen... Super lecker. Neyla und Taio haben es am meisten gemocht.Read more

  • Day18

    Zwischenstopp in Dijon

    September 19, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Dijon ist eine wunderbar erhaltene, sehr alte und sehr schöne Stadt. Darüber hinaus geht es hier sehr freundlich und entspannt zu.
    Wir haben sie heute mit dem "parcours de la chouette" erkundet und uns am Ende in einer charmanten kleinen Weinbar in der Nähe der Markthallen gestärkt.Read more

  • Day11


    September 16, 2015 in France ⋅ 🌬 25 °C

    Saying goodbye to Paris and on the train to Dijon. There is a fast train available which is quick and comfortable, just try and book it far enough in advance to get a good price. Paris is perhaps the most iconic travel destination of them all and you can't help reflecting on your own experience in relation to that image. Yes Paris is expensive, but there are exceptions. We stayed in a studio apartment with facilities for meals. A breakfast of some fruit, muesli and a croissant was quite cheap. A baguette chomped down on a park bench in one of the multitude of gardens - you guessed it - cheap again (and so tasty). A fairly small and average cup of coffee and a bit of cake, on the other hand can be pretty expensive (especially converted to Aussie dollars).
    On the other hand, if there was ever any truth to the stories of the rudeness of French service it is certainly not the case now.- friendly and helpful is far more likely.
    Dijon should be very different to the mad scramble of Paris - we'll see.
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    Phil Douglas

    Our studio apartment is in part of what remains of a 17 th century (or older) mansion - probably the kitchen - this photo doesn't do justice to how truly old the building looks and feels but the apartment is really homey.

    Phil Douglas

    Our Dijon street

  • Day16

    Einmal andersrum bitte

    August 15, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Es ist nicht mehr so früh morgens, als wir aufwachen. So viele Eindrücke hatten sich in den letzten Tagen in unseren Köpfen gesammelt, das braucht selbst für Kurzschläfer wie Sonja etwas mehr. 😀
    Wir fahren bald los und verabschieden uns von Uli, der Besitzerin des Hofes. Viereinhalb Stunden sind wir unterwegs, es geht in eines der kulinarischen Zentren von Frankreich, nach Dijon. Was verbinden wir damit? Ich für meinen Teil guten Senf, guten Wein und ein seit Jahren fixer Stopp des TGV. Nur das Zweitere haben wir gekostet. Und eigentlich sind wir extra fürs Essen angereist: Ein würdiger Abschluss der Ferien wollten wir uns bescheren - guten Service und feinste französische Küche wollten wir uns gönnen. Aber soweit kam es nicht. Das Restaurant war leider enttäuschend. Der Service war nur noch knapp genügend, das Essen jedoch excellent.
    Highlight war unser Altbauappartement sowie der Rest der Stadt, die sich nach eigenen Angaben rausgeputzt hat in den letzten Jahren. Man siehts! Wir folgen dem Eulenweg bis wir genug Eindrücke haben und den Heimweg nach Grenchen antreten.
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    Beat von Dach

    Das sieht edel und gemütlich aus.

    Beat von Dach


    Beat von Dach

    Um diese Zeit ist eigentlich Nachtruhe angesagt.

  • Day50

    Dijon via Beaune motor museum

    June 30, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    A short ride today as Mandy suggested I popped in to see the motor museum we didn't visit when we came through Beaune in the MG. It was a good suggestion as the museum was huge and I think I was one of very few visitors today. To hot I suspect. I took many photos of the hundreds of motorcycles, fiat abarth cars, fire engines, fighter aircraft, tractors, and the château. You can see all 200 of them if you click this link
    Then back on the bike to Dijon which isn't far but by then the heat was stifling. I had a quick rest then came out in the heat to explore. I knew I was close to the centre and the cathedral. Before I entered the cathedral I could hear there was a mass in progress so at first I just peeked inside then set my camera for no flash and went in and down the side of what was a very full church. The mass must have been a special one because there were around fifty priests at the front with standing room only everywhere. Of course it was all in French but I was mesmerised by it all especially when the organ started and everyone started singing. I found it quiet moving. When I came out I noticed at the side a police van with several men dressed in riot gear watching everyone.
    Then I walked into what is a beautiful old city, ending up at the museum of art where I took more photos you can see on this link
    I was told Dijon is lovely and I agree. Even the trams are pretty.
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    John Heslop

    Went on a bmw bike test day my son took one like yours and I had the 750 gs a good day

  • Day190

    De eerste camping

    August 2, 2015 in France ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Vanochtend zijn we om 8 uur vertrokken richting Frankrijk, alles was al ingepakt alleen de koelbox en toilettassen hoefden er nog in. Patricia heeft als eerst een stuk gereden, het was rustig op de weg dus we waren zo in België, in de buurt van Roquefort. Hier heeft Patrick het stuur over genomen en zijn we doorgereden naar Frankrijk, nog steeds geen files en aardig rustig op de weg. Het was nog spannend of de tolbadge zou werken, maar hij piepte en we konden zo door de slagboom heen. We zijn nog een paar keer gestopt om te eten of onze benen te strekken en zijn uiteindelijk op een stadscamping in Dijon beland. Hier blijven we een nachtje en gaan dan weer verder richting de Ardeche.Read more

    Slaap lekker, en goeie reis morgen, groetjes jaap en anneke


    Haha ik denk dat ik daar ook eens gestaan heb, links voor :-)

  • Day21

    Of transport and toilets

    September 13, 2016 in France ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    I had a few plans for today, they didn't quite work out but the alternatives were good.

    I started the day out at The Market. It is a fresh food market with lots of fruit and veg, cheese and meat.
    All the chickens still had their feet and heads attached. I can understand the feet but do people cook the heads as well?
    They had raw milk and raw cream!
    All I bought was a nectarine but it was delicious.
    The range of onions they had was huge.

    It was here I had my first trouble with the toilet. I didn't have to pay, which is a first for me in France but there was no toilet seat. Why do they do this?
    I couldn't work out how to flush it. It looked like the button had its cover missing but no matter how much I pushed and jiggled - no result. In the end I took the top off the cistern to try pushing down directly. In the process of all of this I pulled up on the apparatus - success! Seriously you pull up on the button to flush.

    I had planned next to take a bus to a village not to far away. I eventually found what I thought was the bus stop, near a park so I sat in the park and waited and waited. The bus was there but no driver. I eventually gave up, bought an all day ticket for Dijon public transport and got on a tram (there are only two tram lines in Dujon). I stayed on the tram until the end if the line. I was hoping it was somewhere interesting but it appeared to be a commercial area. I got off the tram, waited for it to change tracks and got back on.
    I got off at Republic square and had some lunch, a ham and cheese roll from a food van and sat in the square.

    I decided to go out to Lake Kir, a manmade lake on the outskirts. After waiting for the bus on the wrong side of the road, I crossed the road to discover the bus didn't stop at that stop, watched it go round the corner, found the right stop and waited for the next bus I got on about 30 mins after I arrived at the first stop.

    There were about 3 stops alongside the lake according to google maps. I should have gotten off at the first stop, I didn't. So I stayed on the bus until most others got off so I got off too. I think it was a residental village so I crossed the road and waited for the bus to come back. I got a strange look from the bus driver.

    This time I got off at the correct stop.
    There is a small weir which was pretty.
    On reading the signs I noted there were toilets down by the beach. I hadn't been since the flushing debacle about 5 hours earlier (you needed to know that didn't you).
    The beach was fine dirt by a part of the lake that had some kind of net to keep the algae out. People were sunbaking but no one swimming.

    Anyway, to the toilets I went. Yeh, no. They were squat toilets. I'm too old and too inflexible to start using squat toilets. I didn't need to go that badly.

    I went for a walk around the lake and found the canal that runs past it. There was a lock there so I was able to have a look. I still don't understand properly how they work but it was cool to see one.

    Back to the hotel for a rest (I had to wait 20 minutes for the bus, having missed the previous one by 2 minutes)

    I had planned to go to the hotel's other restaurant but it turns out they have two restaurants and one menu.

    So back to the same square as Sunday night. This time I sat at a skewer restaurant.
    I had sausage skewers and then duck on a skewer. The servings were huge. There's no low carb here. Both courses came with potato and they also brought bread.
    Do Perth restaurants give out complimentary bread anymore? I've had it at each meal here.

    Tomorrow I head to Paris. I have mixed feelings about it. I've said all along I know God knows how many days I have, where I am won't change that but now I need to put that faith into practise. Untested faith is easy.

    About half an hour ago 4 people rode up on 3 motorbikes, all dressed in leather and with helmets on, revving their bikes as some do. I did watch them carefully, especially the passenger. Obviously nothing happened but with the arrest of a cell in Germany it does make you think.
    I'm self catering in Paris so I don't plan on going out much at night.

    Lock on Burgandy canal
    Live sea snails
    House in random little town the bus took me to.
    Lake Kir
    Beach at lake Kir
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Saint-Apollinaire, Сент-Аполлинер