Saturday, December 9, 2017

Thursday - Friday 7 - 8 December Travel to Paris

Some things don't change. Air Canada's new jets have even less space than the older ones - hence a nasty trip to Paris.
At CDG we got through passport control and picked up our bags in good time. We walked to the RER station where police had blocked the entrance because of a mysterious bag. We were allowed to go through after some ten minutes and found our way to the platform only to find out there were no trains - and this after we had validated our tickets. We eventually took a taxi into town and enjoyed several delays in the narrow streets while delivery vehicles were working in the middle of the day.

We met Gail at the apartment and some 45 minutes after arrival we had snagged a table at Le P'tit Canon where we said bonjour to our good friends Christian, Frederick and Isabel, who came out from her kitchen to greet us specially.

We had lunch with Gail and Colleen, from Toronto who is also renting an apartment in the area. The Saumur Champigny was excellent as was my Cassoulet and the Parmentier de confit de canard for Mary. After a long lunch we had to hit the shops to stock up which made it very late to unpack our bags and get sorted out.

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