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Day 31

Dijon

sunny 24 °C

More relaxed day today. Slept in then went to the nearby bakery to pick up breakfast of French Pastries and coffee. Not the healthiest of breakfasts but delicious.
After breakfast we went to explore Dijon. What a charming city. With just over 300,000 population it is a small city but the downtown area is just like a little French village only bigger. We expected some old and some new but it is all old but very well maintained and very pretty. Notable of the old are Les Halles covered market built in the 19th century and Maison Milliere built in 1483. We were very impressed by the architecture but perhaps more by the the food shops, the cheese shops, butcher shops, mustard shops, pate shops, fruit and vegetable shops, all wonderful, and the many restaurants, all small and very typically French. Dijon really looks like a great place to live and Vianney says he feel lucky to live here.
We had a loverly lunch at "Lescargot", which obviously had snails on the menu, which we avoided. The meals we had were superb and we left satisfied and ready fo a nap, which we did not avoid.
Dinner of meats, salads and cheese in the courtyard again tonight, never get sick of that, followed by an early night.
Early start tomorrow as we head for Versailles

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Posted by John McReynolds 13:10 Archived in France

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