Villages Hotel Dijon Nord
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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.
... high, so we had a relaxing morning instead. Since being in France, we have seen a lot of 'Desperate Housewives' which I never once watched back home but it's the only show in English here! So, we may have watched an episode or two of that this morning. I know, we're terrible. Plus now I'll have to watch it on Netflix when I get home, because it's addicting!
Once we finally got out of the apartment, ...
... built by monks, who made wine there from about 1100. The front of the building was recent, from the 16th century and was built as a guest house by the monks, but we were shown through the old part where there were huge wine presses where it took 4 monks to turn the wooden screw to press the wine. The fireplace in the old kitchen was 20 feet across and was equipped with a spit to cook large animals. The well was 20 metres deep, dug out by hand and still with water. Above it the monks ...
... of training and off we went on a tour of the river walk along the Ouche River. Almost everything went well, except Sandy lost control in a turn with no damage to herself or the Segway and Anne had a dismounting problem that kind of aggravated her recent hip replacements.
Time to meet the bus to join the Caprice. Right on time, the guests we share the boat with for the next 6 ...
... pasta) for main – I would have preferred some form of potato accompaniment personally….but otherwise very nice; poached pear for dessert…. yum!
Thursday 4th Sep:
Sam: I love Dijon! Had a great day exploring and enjoying some of the tastiest food ever! Used our tram tickets first thing to go into the city centre in search of breakfast. I was looking forward to having a galette from a restaurant we were at yesterday (OMG ...