Jan 5, 2011

Our mid-week get away in Dijon

Dijon, one of the cities in France, was the destination of our mid-week get away. The city,which is well known for its mustard,is a 3-hour train ride from Genève via Lausanne.

As I've mentioned in my previous post,this was my first time to visit the city. We arrived mid-day to a gloomy surrounding and headed to Quick, sort of Jollibee here. Yet,the real treat was in the old town. Walking on the paved street for me was like being transported to another era.

Aside from Musée des Beaux-Arts Dijon, we were able to visit Cathédrale de Saint Bénigne and the Notre Dame de Dijon. However,due to time constraint we were not able to visit other places. Our evening meal was in Le Théâtre des Sens, a small but cozy restaurant and where I've tried escargot. Yes, I did and blame it on the kir! Our dinner was really good,the waiter was very cheery and accomodating. We stayed at the Hotel Des Ducs where we spent the rest of the night watching crime scene investigation. Ah! the joy of having a television! We don't have one at home so you must understand our behavior.

It was a short visit but nonetheless an enjoyable one.

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28 comments:

kim said...

lovely pictures you got there. thanks so much for sharing! By the way, Happy New Year!

Reese Milania said...

Great pics.... I'm a follower now and I added you on my blog as well :-) God Bless!!!

annalyn said...

i always love the old town :)

Blotspace said...

Nakakainggit naman po kayo ate, sana makapunta rin ako sa mga ganyan kagagandang lugar para mabawas bawasan naman kahit konti ang mga alalahanin ko dito sa Pinas. Hehe.

143angel said...

Whoa I wish I can go there someday! :D anyway, thanks for dropping by our site! God bless you ^^

Happy New Year!

Love CSI too btw :D

katy said...

nice post

Mom Daughter Style said...

beautiful pictures.

Life Moto said...

what a nostalgic and beyond. beautiful indeed.
ahppy new year

thomas said...

Nice old town,love the cathedral and the streets.

helen said...

i'm going to cry.. in ENVY hahaha.

j'espere que je peux prendre les vacances aussi, comme toi.

Wendy said...

Nice pictures.. marunong ka mag french? heheh anyway I always wanted to go to france and paris.. kelan kaya mangyayari yun?

Pinx said...

wow! that sounds fun even if it was just a short trip! nice photos too! by the way, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! have a happy day!

Ola said...

Nice trip! I have TV at home so with me it is exactly opposite I love not seeing TV when I am travelling:)
Thanks for visiting me again:)

between 7 and 9 said...

Gorgeous pictures! Now I know where the word dijon mustard comes from!!

Tin said...

France is in my "Places to Visit" list! It must have been really fun!

Mona said...

lovely photos sis ... sana one day i have the opportunity to visit the place.

Nielz said...

grabe ang ganda ate mayet.. parang sa palabas ko lang nakikita yung mga streets na ganun sa france.. saka ang bilis ng transpo ha.. 3 hours lang. parang lrt lang. :D

regards to you and your family! :D

SmallTownMommy said...

It sounds like a great trip!

lina@happy family said...

What a beautiful place...
You surely have a wonderful trip :)

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Looks like a wonderful get away! I'm so jealous!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

eden said...

Wow, Mayet, you are so lucky to have visited this place. It is so beautiful. Wish I ca visit there too.. (dreaming lang)..

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Hugs

Dea said...

beautiful picture is the best art
have a nice day..Mayet

Ida Nielsen said...

Great pictures. And the hot chocolate looks scrumptious!

nuts said...

wonderful pics!

Anonymous said...

while your enjoying the mid week get away in Dijon, i was trying to get you too..i phoned twice on your mobile and twice at your place.Well, it doesnt matter...

Next time go to Lyon...its a nice place to visit as well. And please dont spend your evening watching tv with your husband...try something else.
claudette

Dhemz said...

wow! I wish to visit there someday...what a lovely place...thanks for sharing mami dear...:)

//lady said...

wow you went to paris!! I wish I can visit paris too in the future!! hehehehe:)

Anne said...

nice place sis, tnx for dropin at my page again. mwah!