Hotel Republique Dijon
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... totally forgotten about the extra course that my meal came with - cheese! Placed in front of me was a rather hefty wedge of semi-soft cheese with a salty rind upon crushed walnuts and little pieces of toasted 'pain d'épices'.
After eating ALL of that we got on to dessert. I had a massive crème brûlée and Alyssa had some pain d'épices and ice cream.
... in Belgium! Eeks!
Lastly, even though I felt slightly inconvenienced about nothing being open, I understand the importance of Armistice Day (and Remembrance Day back home). Especially after being at Juno beach only a few days ago. The Europe Josh and I are enjoying right now would never be the same if not for the sacrifices made by the men and women who served.
We will remember them.
This morning we drove into Dijon about 4kms. The traffic is not very heavy and the speed limit is mainly 50 kph. We passed the light rail tram line which has a grassed area over the tram lines similar to Lyon, better than Adelaide's concrete. We got a park quite close to the TO which we visited and got information about the city walk following the brass markers on the footpath. We had Lunch and walked to the adjacent commercial district and did some shopping. After lunch we drove south ...
... ruins. Lyon is an Enesco Site because of their ruins. It has 60 Km of passage ways through the city called "Traboules". When we drove back down to the city, Rajia took us on a walking tour through the city and into a few of these passage ways. They often open unexpectedly into flower-ringed courtyards. During WW II, the French Resistance used these “Traboules” to aid them secretly because the Nazi's had ...
... You have to be ready at the door in Dijon or your next stop will be Lausanne.
The train ride was fantastic. Oh how I wish we had trains like that in the US. Dijon, 180 miles from Paris, was a little over 1 ½ hours in transit. Speeding along the beautiful French countryside at 180 mph with a ride that would challenge any luxury car in quiet and smoothness was a joy. No ...