Saturday, October 3, 2015

Dijon Hospitality

During a recent trip to France, my friends stayed at a perfect studio apartment right across the street from the best museums in Dijon. They'd found their home away from home online, and after reading many spectacular comments, booked it. I stayed a few blocks away in my own little place. I'm such a stickler for customer service, but even I was beyond impressed with Coco, the owner of the studio, who even picked us up at the train station (me, too, and I wasn't even staying at her place)! Among other things, Coco grocery shopped and stocked the fridge before our arrival, made a small chocolate cake, and set a beautiful table with fresh fruit and other treats before my friends checked in. After check-in, she took all of us on a delightful walking tour of the town. She also arranged for a taxi to take us to the train station when we departed (and only because she was unavailable). You seldom see this kind of hospitality these days...simply amazing!

I believe Dijon may be somewhat overlooked as a travel destination in France. We found that many people came for just a long weekend. We stayed for a week, and could've stayed longer. It is a lovely city, with wonderful restaurants, shops, markets, and museums.  For those of you interested in this super fantastic studio, you can meet Coco and check it out here.


  1. Thank you so much for such a great review Vickie! I do think everyone should welcome their guests the way I do! Merci beaucoup!

  2. My pleasure, Coco. I hope to see you again!