Dijon France Tour Guide by Lisa Hovis
France's flag above the PréfectureMy favorite Dijon café:  Café de la PréfectureSunflowers at my favorite Dijon floristOld steps at ChataeuneufPastries from my favorite Dijon patissierBurgundy LandscapeThe chouette on Dijon's Notre DameVive l'Orangina!Flowers at the Dijon MarchéLe Jacquemart at Notre Dame, Dijon France
See Dijon, France, through the eyes of an American woman who had the privilege to call it 'Home'

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This room often felt like my home away from home. It is the main reading room of the departmental archives of the Côte d'Or in Dijon. The building was constructed in the mid fifteenth-century by an advisor to the Duke Of Burgundy. It has served as the city hall, the city archives, and (now) the departmental archives. Mozart gave a concert in this room in July 1776.

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I took the following photographs in late May 2001 of Roussillon, a village in the Luberon region of Provence.

Quite a drop, perhaps 20 stories? Roussillon is now one of France's 140 "plus beaux villages."
The red soil is not clay, but ochre, a mineral used primarily as a dye. This photograph looks north onto the valley below and the Luberon in the distance.
One of the cliffs in the previous image from afar. Walking paths now wind their way through ochre deposits and a former mine
Looking east onto orchards and olive groves along the main road to Roussillon
Note how precariously this village is perched!
Church altar
The village church was built in early 12th century on the ruins of earlier one.
St. Michael (St. Michel), the village patron saint.

Village clocktower, built over pedestrian walkway. Typical of Provence.

Seventeenth-century church carving by a local sculptor.
Village entrance.
Like so many Provencal villages, Roussillon consists of several concentric circles around the hilltops.
One of the more quiet places that day
"Main Street"
A not uncommon sight in modern France.

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