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nous avons passe une tres bonne nuit dans ce charmant appartement vraiment tres proche du centre historique de Dijon ce qui nous aura permis de decouvrir cette ville malgres le peu de temps ou nous y restions.
l'appartement est petit mais suffisant pour une petite famille.
nous y avons passe un bon sejour et le prix de location est honnete
nous gardons l'adresse pour un eventuel retour sur place
This two-level, two-bedroom apartment is situated right in the heart of the heart of Dijon. It is just inside the pedestrian zone (featuring the grand palace where the Duke of Burgundy held court), yet a mere 10 meters from a street whereupon automobiles are permitted; meaning that we could park nearby in order to get our luggage to the building. Don't be put off by the front door, which does not suggest the pleasant, light, warm, well-equipped (washer/dryer, well-stocked [plenty of leftover toilet paper, paper towels, coffee, tea, pepper, salt, etcetera]), apartment found behind it. The rental is on the 2nd floor (3rd floor to Americans), so it may not be suitable for the less ambulatory among us, but after a few days I rather enjoyed running up two steps at a time. Longer term parking (Dauphine, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week) is 600 meters away in an underground lot that runs about 11 euro a day and that is where I recommend leaving your car. The nearest Tabac/newspaper stand is little more than a chip shot away; beaucoup boulangeries nearby too. Shopping is great, all by foot. There is a Galeries Lafayette and H & M close by, along with a bewildering array of attractive locally owned boutiques. Les Halles is the big, beautiful, fresh food market where local produce reigns four days a week: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There is an always-busy and very social bar in the middle of it all!
Dijon is a beautiful city, this apartment fit right in with its beauty. It was quiet, the beds were comfortable and bedding more than adequate; window views were of steeples, rooftops, and sky, or the street below. The heating system was exceptionally effective and quiet. We definitely lucked out in choosing this place.
One more thing: the woman who owns the apartment (Viviane) was quick to respond to our needs and her apartment manager, Alexia, was a Jenny-on-the-spot (changing a light bulb in the too-high kitchen ceiling, and explaining how to turn on the heat when the temperature took a detour downwards, for example); Alexia was also friendly, helpful, speaks some English, and resourceful (she ran out to Monoprix to buy bulbs, then climbed upon the kitchen counter to install them). Five stars to the apartment, to the management, and to Dijon (and the Michelin one-star restaurant around the corner). What a city; what a place!