Sunday, June 6, 2010

How to Get to Dijon

Since I first published the announcement of the 4-14 Festival, a number of readers have contacted me to say, "Wow! Sounds like a great food and music festival is shaping up in Dijon for the weekend of the 9th, 10th, and 11th of July! There's only one thing, Tom: how do I get there?"

The answer is "Take the train!"

There are two trains that run from Paris to Dijon, one is faster, the other is slower, but more scenic.

The faster train is called the TGV (train à grande vitesse) and runs several times a day between the cities. It takes just under two hours to get to Dijon.

The slower train is called the TER (transport express régional). It runs less frequently, and takes about three hours.

The TGV leaves from the Gare de Lyon, and the TER from the nearby Gare de Bercy.

Prices and hours may be consulted on the French railway Web site (in French only) at the following link:

See you at the festival!

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