I did the dumbest thing one can do when I moved on from Dijon: left our passports behind at the hotel. I realized this half an hour later on the train to Dole where we were to fly out on ryan air.
When I got to our next hotel I asked them if they could phone Jacquemart and tell them I would return by train the next day to pick up our passports. At the phone call's end I was told "no need, the manager will drive down tomorrow with them." That is what happened and they weren't looking for thanks in our urgent situation...just said that it was the best method to get them to me. "Thank YOU!"
As far as the hotel goes...it IS in a great location for exploring the old town, starting with the cathedral. But the next street over in the other direction..Rousseau..was the source of my wife's great delight when it was closed to traffic for a giant flea market. The same street is lively at night with some fun bars with music nearby. We were lucky to hear a fun duo at BamJam on the corner. If you like seafood you'll delight in Bout de la Rue up the street from the hotel where you can have more choices for mussel toppings than you can find for wings in North America. I had the delicious creamy curry and there were a ton of mussels in the dish. We'd asked for a first floor room due our luggage and that is what we got. Our room was not huge but we slept very well there. The staff was always pleasant and helpful even before rescuing my passport and helped with printing my boarding passes for our next flight. When we first arrived in Dijon we were tired and took a 10 euro cab from the train station. On leaving we took the 'tram' from the Place de la Republique, a 10 minute walk and 1.5 euro ticket back to the station. Handy also nearby: the main info centre, (near the famed 'gargoyle' church) where I booked a wine tour. There is the free 'tour bus' stop just in front of the church within sight of the tour info. Just beyond that is the big Place de la Liberte through the courtyard of the Beaux arts museum. The market, also in the vicinity, had a great exhibition outside one day with a plethora of area cheese producers giving samples. Yum.
This is not a big chain hotel with a big advertising budget, but they came through in a very BIG way for us in a time of need and I thank them again.
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