Sunday, September 16, 2012


Yesterday, I went to Dijon which is a city in Bourgogne (Burgundy) with some new friends and parents.  It was incredibly fun because this was the first time I spent an entire day in a large city and be that typical tourist: Travel on the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse... aka: French high speed train), walk down the city centre, shop in boutiques, sample taste Dijon's famous mustard, drool after looking at displays of bright coloured macaroons... you know. 
It was pure heaven.

It was the annual "open house" of public buildings in France, also known as the journées du patrimoine.  Therefore, the admission fees of musuems today were free or less expensive, and the TGV all-day pass only costed 5€ within Bourgogne!  Donc parfait pour moi!

Dijon's TGV Station
It was really neat to experience a lively day in the city and see some differences between here and cities in Canada.  For example, the streets were narrower, the buildings were REALLY old, and there were more action happening outside than inside stores.  I even recognized some differences between Dijon and my tiny village such as that the people of Dijon were dressed with a more haute-couture style then the citizens in my country-side village.

In the morning, we strolled in the city centre shopping and after, ate lunch in the Jardin Darcy which was very beautiful.  Later, we went to the Musée des Beaux-arts, the Notre-Dame, then to an exhibition of a French writer, painter and sculpter named Henri Vincenot. (In fact, my lycée is named after him!) 

Exposition de Henri Vincenot

Inside Musée des Beaux-arts

Who said we can't be One Direction?

Walking in the city centre

Some of my new friends ♪

I just want to thank all my new friends here in France because you all are the reason why homesickness hasn't hit me yet, and I am so grateful to be here with all of you! ♥

Je tiens à remercier tout le monde d'être mon ami, et c'est grace a vous que je n'ai pas le mal du pays! ♥

Gros Bisous!


  1. Trop la classe!! J'aimerai aller à Dijon une fois. Franchement je suis hyper contente pour toi, ça va être l'aventure de ta vie <3 Profites bien!!

    1. Marissa!! Constamment, je me rappeler les conseils que tu m'as dit à moi. (Pardon pour mon mauvais français...) Merci beaucoup!!

  2. Hey C'est Sirah :) Cool ton blog ! il et franchement bien fait. J'espère que tu pourras voir le reste de la france ;)

    1. Merci!! Moi aussi, je tiens également à voir le reste de la France!

  3. Hi Sari, Sounds like you are having fun and making some great new friends. Love the look of those macaroons! Dijon looks wonderful. Enjoy!

    1. Thank you Janet! I am enjoying every minute of my stay here!