My theme – “26 Things I’d Like To See During Our Trip To France”
D is for “Dijon”
What is this? Qu’est-ce que c’est ?
Dijon is the capital of the Côte-d’or département of France, and of the région Bourgogne. Bourgogne is one of the régions that I have chosen for part of our trip. I chose it for many reasons, one of which was my desire to see this city. It has been named a Ville d’art et d’histoire ( town of art and history), and from perusing web-sites and books I think we’ll see many varied types of architecture, experience some great wine and gastronomic delights, and learn some history!
Where is it? Où est-ce?
Dijon is located in Eastern France in the Burgundy region.
Why do I want to go there? Pourquoi est-ce que je veux y aller ?
La région Bourgogne is one of the regions I have decided to visit on this trip because of its rich history, architecture, le beau paysage (beautiful countryside)…there are several of les plus beaux villages de France in this region as well as the famous wines. In Dijon, I hope to follow Le Parcours de la Choutte. From what I can tell, it seems a bit like the Freedom Trail in Boston, a tour of the city marked for following au pied (on foot), which is my favorite way to explore a city! In this city we will visit le Musée de Beaux-Arts at the Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne, and I think there are many many other things to see there. This may well be the town in which we buy our pneu français (French tire) because I do plan to rent a car while we are here…on verra ! (We’ll see!) Also, I understand that there is a certain condiment which bears the name of this town. I wonder if we will find some exemples authentiques? (Authentic examples?)
And you, dear A to Z-ers? Et vous ?
Have you visited Dijon? Did you visit museums? Restaurants? Bistros? Did you follow the owls? What was your favorite thing to do or see there? Maybe I have readers who even live near here…what is your favorite “insider” tip that you’d share with this traveler?