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... cognac, etc. I wish I could have brought some back.
Dijon is also known for its créme de cassis, or blackcurrant liquer, used in the drink known as "Kir" (named after former mayor of Dijon), a mixture of crème de cassis with white wine, traditionally Bourgogne aligoté, made from a grape considered to be less desirable in the region, although we bought a bottle of aligoté and thought it was delicious! And I enjoyed ...
Spent our last day before heading back into Paris wandering around Dijon. It is a lot smaller than I imagined. It probably about size of Wellington or Christchurch pre quakes. Much older though of course. Streets are beautiful. We were lucky enough to come across a very big market. ...
... the village itself was just stunning, small quaint , quirky and beautiful, full of quirky wee shops including a fantastic lolly shop (most were open even though it is Bastille day here.
We left there and headed for Dijon having to navigate our way out, this time the GPS was kinder and took us a better way but still through some stunning countryside, Provence is beautiful.
We are now in Dijon where we will stay for 2 ...
We came back down the street and found a nice hotel restaurant for a super lunch. We had a specialty of the region - duck confit inside puff pastry, served on a bed of caramelized onions and apples, with a small salad topped with the local Langres cheese. Delicious!
Then back to the square for more wifi.
Then we walked along other side streets to the one tower that is open to visits. It is the Navarre Tower, one of ...
... up to the entrance lock to the Rhone to Rhine canal, turned and followed the canal south east on its meandering way towards Dole. We passed the “port” - a wide space in the canal really, with about 15 boats, mostly barges, parked there. We think we saw Imagine - the first Dutch barge we ever read a book about, and that really put the idea in our head that we could do this. It seemed too small and I thought it wasn’t her, but ...
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