Burgundy Region of France

Mar 18th, 2007, 05:11 AM
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Burgundy Region of France

We have the opportunity to spend 2 weeks in this area at end of July in a rural area near the Morvan Park and a house near Dijon. Any thoughts?
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Mar 18th, 2007, 05:26 AM
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My only thoughts are that you are lucky! Dijon is beautiful and interesting and the region has much to offer. Are you interested in wine? Food?
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Mar 18th, 2007, 05:50 AM
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Grab that opportunity!!!

Get the Michelin Green Guide to Burgundy, Michelin map 243, and rent a car with unlimited mileage.

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Mar 18th, 2007, 06:29 AM
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Here is a great link for your research:
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Mar 18th, 2007, 06:33 AM
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Hi V,

Lucky you.

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Mar 18th, 2007, 08:57 AM
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Welcome to Burgundy!
Where will you stay near Dijon?
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Mar 19th, 2007, 04:08 PM
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wow-thanks for all of the responses. We are in conversation with a family from Homelink (we exchanged in Paris a few summers ago and it was wonderful--so great that the son visited us for 3 weeks last summer and we are going to see them for 2 weeks after Burgundy). Coco, they have 2 homes--one right outside of Dijon in Quetigny and the other near Beaune in Morvan (71550 Anost). Yes, we love food and wine! Thanks for the guide recommendation and link; we will have a car. Ira, good to hear from you again, too!
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Mar 19th, 2007, 04:47 PM
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I also belong to Homelink. I have done 32 home exchanges. My next will be in Vienna, Austria, this summer.

I went to school one summer during the Late Middle Ages when I was young at the Universite de Dijon.

All, I can say is lock in that swap!
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Mar 19th, 2007, 04:52 PM
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I should have mentioned that I also belong to Intervac. Intervac has more European listings. Homelink is heavier on North America and Austrialia and New Zealand (although it has plenty of European listings--but not as many as Intervac--to make it viable for European swaps). I have belonged to both Intervac and Homelink since 1990. If anyone is interested in joining Intervac, and you want to do it through me, I can get you a small discount.

Both Homelink and Intervac are the best of the exchange sites insofar as I am concerned. I have also heard good things about a couple of others but Homelink and Intervac have the most members, so you have the biggest chance of a swap.

Austria will be my 14th swap in Europe. In my opinion, house swapping is the best way to travel because you get a taste of what life is like in the the other place, not just out of the hotel and into some tourist site. Of course, this wonderful vacation idea also gives you the option of going more places because you do not have to pay for hotels.
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Mar 19th, 2007, 05:38 PM
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don't miss Beaune. It's one of the bigger towns, but we found it really charming.
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Mar 21st, 2007, 10:12 AM
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Quetigny is very close to Dijon. The first thing you see when entering Dijon is Dijon university. The access is easy with buses. Quetigny is divided in different parts, a quite old residential area, a newer one, buildings(not very high) and a BIG shopping area.
As you'll be there in July you may enjoy the big aqua park (with restaurant,shows and revues, fitness club, squash, hotel) called Cap Vert (I worked there a few years ago)http://www.capvert.fr/index2.php?id=2
Have a great time!

Faux, 32 times! amazing!
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Mar 21st, 2007, 03:18 PM
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Yup, 32 times. I have had some wonderful experiences (and some--ha ha duds too) in Europe, the US and Canada.

If anyone wants to contact me, I realized I forgot to post my email address. It's [email protected]. I am always glad to help folks with questions whether they end up doing it or not.

When you contact me, my first question to you is: Where do YOU live? I have gotten at least one exchange through helping people out. I don't really ask which service the questions come from (or whether they come from seeing my name on a message board).

If you want to go farther and longer for less, the answer is home exchanging.
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Mar 21st, 2007, 04:10 PM
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Now Back to Virginia's Thread.
My friend in Provence will be walking the Compostelle in the Morvan. It's a lovely area. Lucky you.
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