Holiday Inn Dijon Toison D'Or
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We had to get up early. Our alarm didn't go off because we had it set for 6 pm. Lucky I woke up at 6:15.
We had a very nice breakfast. It was buffet but you could also order other things, like Eggs Benedict.
The bus left at 8 am. They had seats reserved for me in the second row.
We drove to Beaune, the Wine Capital of Burgandy approximately a 45 minute drive. First we went to a ...
So my first day in France, it was a beautiful
morning.The fresh squeezed orange juice, and the baguette was heavenly
that morning. The mustard factory was more impressive then I had
imagined. Very innovative. I very much liked how they respect the
grinding process of the mustard, and continue to use the grind stones.
The coolest part was making our own mustard. My mustard turned out to be
more like a vinaigrette, but still delicious. ...
We started our day with our first yet one of many of the breakfasts we would have at our Hotel and then took the tour bus to visit Moutarderie Fallot which was the mustard factory we would have a tour of and be able try fresh ground mustard paste. We would then have lunch at Le Belena where we met the students from CEFAM and got to learn a ...
... train was 5 minutes late (most unusual for French trains) leaving us even less time to change platforms, find our booked carriage and hoist our bikes heavy with luggage attached up the steep steps.
Fortunately there were understanding platform staff who bundled us onto the closest carriage, even though it wasn't a bike carriage. It was actually a first class carriage and we were worried the whole trip ...
... selling flowers and a patisserie/boulangerie that Olivia and Stan went to in the morning for pastries and baguettes. Instead of being on our gadgets, we played a game of tag in a local park and admired a manor house named for a Dupont family. (I wonder if they are related to the Delaware Duponts.) It was a lovely way to spend Fête des Mères (Mother’s Day in France).
Before long, we had to head back down the canal. Once again we parked near the lake. Olivia stayed ...