Everyone knows about the Dijon mustard legacy. It is the only mustard that wife will use, while I am not partial to any brand. When planning a road trip from my Army base in Germany, I suggested a visit to Dijon and Diane was quick to agree.
While planning this trip I learned that Dijon is a city in eastern France and the capital of the Côte-d'Or département and of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Searching for romantic places to stay, I learned of the Chateau Sainte Sabine just a little southwest of Dijon. The arrangements included a suite in the tower and meals. Little did I know that the meals were the best (in my opinion) of any I enjoyed in Europe during my 18 years of living there, though Saint Anton am Arlberg was a close second. The room was very romantic and on the grounds was a small zoo where we fed the dancing goats and the geese in the lagoon.
The local small village had many colorful gems and a diversion from Dijon itself. Our visit to Dijon included the original location of Dijon mustard and we happened to encounter a parade of musical groups from different countries. Local food and wine tastings were also abundant. As an anniversary gift I bought my wife an expensive wine tasting crystal glass and bottle of Beaune wine. When checking out, I forgot the wine glass and I am ever reminded about it.