Which is the better hotel in Dijon?

Aug 8th, 2007, 04:37 AM
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The car rental agencies at the train station are the most convenient but keep in mind there are big works now and the main entrance is a big mess When you get out of the train follow the signs near the main hall. Good luck!
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Aug 10th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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coco - how long is the travaux au gare going to be going on?

Bonne vacanelles!
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Aug 10th, 2007, 12:23 PM
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Bonsoir Pal, les travaux à la gare should finish at the end of 2008.
http://mobigo-bourgogne.com/PEM/

Bon week end aussi!
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Aug 11th, 2007, 07:37 AM
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Sylvain et sa girlfriend bientot rester quelque jours au chalet dans les petites alpes francaises pres de Annecy - je veux que je peur y etre aussi. C'etait pas loin de Dijon je pense.
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Aug 11th, 2007, 12:15 PM
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Annecy is 260km away from Dijon (2h50 by car) no TGV (4.30 to 5 hour trip!) bon voyage!
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Aug 13th, 2007, 07:12 AM
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wow - have to study my French geographique. I haad planned to day trip to Dijon next winter mainly for the tour de moutarde - but i'll still go because though i was in Dijon once and camped their on the new (then) lake not far from the train station on a bike trip i didn't look around that much.

But my main goal is to experience the TGV Dupleix - double-deckers which i have yet to ride - Coco cherie - do Duplex TGVs serve Dijon or only Lyon?

merci
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Aug 14th, 2007, 12:11 PM
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<do Duplex TGVs serve Dijon or only Lyon?>
That's a good question!
I never paid attention but since I'm going to the train station twice tomorrow (departure and arrival of my guests) I'll try to find out...
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Aug 14th, 2007, 12:32 PM
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+ nice pics of the future Duplex (maybe)
http://www.sncf.com/actu/actu_concept_train.htm
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Aug 15th, 2007, 07:35 AM
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coco - thanks for those gorgeous pictures - and you will be meeting me at Dijon Gare on Sep 31st for my free night's stay at your wonderful flat?
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Aug 15th, 2007, 12:26 PM
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You're welcome Pal
BTW I asked someone at the train station for the Duplex and he told me we used to have one a few months ago (last year)stopping in Dijon station but not anymore. So now it is only on the Paris Lyon line.

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Aug 16th, 2007, 07:34 AM
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merci bien coco cherie - i guess i'll go to Lyon for the day though i spent a week there once but really want to do the Duplex.

Have you ever ridden one - i'm wondering if folks on sunken lower level can see any of that truly bucolic Burgundy countryside from lower level - steerage kind of.

I assume they charge the same for either level but perhaps sncf can earn a few extra sous by charging more for the top seats?
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Aug 16th, 2007, 08:29 AM
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I've never used it unfortunately
Maybe the 1st class is on the upper level! ;-)
I just checked the SNCF website and found prem's ticket for 25€ one way Paris Lyon, 45€ 1st class... You can even choose the level you want even for 25€ that's great (choose salle haute ou salle basse)
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Aug 20th, 2007, 05:37 PM
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Thanks everyone for your advice. Decided to stay at Philippe Le Bon as per Coco's recommendation. Coco - can you tell me how far this is from the train station? Is it walkable? What would be the best idea for transportation to the hotel if we do not have a car. Thanks!
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Aug 21st, 2007, 06:44 AM
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Sorry to respond so late. I did a similar trip...TGV r/t Paris-Dijon for 3 days and stayed at the Hotel du Nord which is no more than a 5 min. walk from the train station. It was nice with a wine/snack bar as well as a nice restaurant and the upper floor rooms have a nice view. It is a short walk to the main square. We looked at Philippe Le Bon and it appeared lovely, but if you have much luggage it is a fair walk from the gare. Let us know how you liked it and give the owl my regards.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Linda, I'm glad you found a place to stay!
Hotel Philippe le Bon has a good restaurant too, mideba wrote about it here (and about Stephane Derbord as well)
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=35028102

You'll have to take a taxi from the station. The hotel is located in a one way street where there is only a small bus called diviaciti stopping there. Take it to go to the Ducal Palace if you don't want to walk, it is free.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 10:27 AM
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Thanks Coco - is it still relatively easy to get a rental car at the train station with all the renovations going on? Which rental agencies are stationed there? Thanks for your advice.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 10:32 AM
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Follow the signs to find the agencies. If I remember well, you should find Europcar, Avis and National car rental. (the address used on their website is usually "cour de la gare")
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