We spent a day in Dijon which was lovely. This is the Duke’s Palace, which houses a very fine art museum. Sadly we were there on a Tuesday, and the museum is fermé le mardi…merde.
Still, the outside is very fine…
…with interesting drain pipes.
As you can see…
…the city is very bonny too.
We really enjoyed just wandering around (and finding a Cybercafe and checking email in Adam’s case!).
In the past, Burgundy had a lot of trade with the Low Countries – as is demonstrated by these coloured Flemish tiles on the cathedral.
Not sure who these chaps were, but I liked them…
…as I did this frog.
The gargoyles on the front of Notre Dame made us feel at home.
La chouette, this little owl carving on the side of Notre Dame, is a traditional good luck charm. Sadly, the original was destroyed by vandals in 2001.
Be still my beating heart! What’s this up ahead?
It’s my beloved bear by Pompon!
The Boy, took this shot of the noble beast.
It was have been a good day anyway, but the bear made it really special.
The Boy and I returned from France late last night. As you can imagine, I have LOTS of piccies to blog :-). For now, let’s just say…that we went to some lovely places…
…and made some new friends.