Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday 26 January - Last day in Paris

We did our packing today and had lunch at Le P'tit Canon.  As usual the food was well prepared and served in a very friendly atmosphere.
Vegetable soup with lardons was very good and contained a great deal of bacon

Gigot d'agneau with pureed potatoes
Mary had those shown above while I had the terrine and confit de canard, also very good.  With a complimentary glass of kir and a half of Chinon this was a memorable way to end our stay here.

Late this afternoon I went down to Saint-Lazare to get a couple of next months magazines and look at the evening rush.
This blazon was on a stainless steel electric

817071, a unit I haven't seen before on this trip, brought in a train of empty stock.

It went out, in push mode on a train to Mantes la Jolie via Conflans
The turn round on some of these trains is extremely short.  In some cases the platform was announced just four minutes before the departure.

I caught a train to Pont Cardinet and found these young railfans watching the trains pass underneath.  At one point I could see nine trains in the trench - a personal record.

In the Square des Batignolles there was a heron in the pond.  He surely could not have been fishing for carp which are bigger than he is.
We have had a good time here and will be sorry to leave.  What is surprising is that although we have been visiting Paris annually for at least ten years we are still finding new and interesting places to visit and things to do.

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