Monday, 26 November 2012



One Hotel Room at a Time

The original goal was to get up and leave Nancy first thing in the morning. But since Nancy had stolen a piece of our hearts, we found ourselves delaying. We had breakfast at the hotel, it was a simple meal of hot chocolates, croissants, and baguettes with spreads; all in very posh, refined surrounds. Jarvis is his usual charming self, throwing food on the ground, all the while managing to look cute doing it, and flirting with all of the women. 

After breakfast we go for another walk around the Old City of Nancy, we briefly contemplate traveling into other parts of Nancy, but we are so in love with this section we decide not to. It soon starts to rain, so we stop off for a haircut for Justin. Very interesting translation of what was wanted occurred!

Back on the road with the next stop being Dijon, the capital of Burgundy. We find our way to the Liberation Square, and the Palace of Dukes of Burgundy (Palais des ducs de Bourgogne), where we sit and enjoy the surroundings; it is a beautiful sunny day so it is gorgeous to bask in the European sun. Next it is off on foot to explore the town, which is meant to be of the most beautiful cities in France. Its historic buildings and byways, which were not heavily damaged by bombing in World War Two, are largely intact so it is very interesting as far as architecture goes. 

Dijon you may claim my tummy but not my heart. (The town is known for the mustard which is still produced locally.) I don't think it helped that we got lost in Dijon and spent an hour or so wandering around trying to find our way back to the car, exhaustion and feeling overwhelmed does not lend itself to you falling in love with a place.  


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