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Published: September 5th 2017
Popular spot in Rouen.
Geo: 49.4424, 1.09849
Up with breakfast at the hotel and out the door by 7:30am. Metro to St. Lazare station, got our ticket activated and went on the train, first class. We're big shots so few people were in our carriage. We had another mishap in Rouen.
We got to our first station. I was in the bathroom and Al only had one gentleman to ask if we were in the right station. Unfortunately, he only spoke French and I was not there. Al thought he said next station. Haha. WRONG. That was the train station..so now we are on the training heading away from Rouen but with the luck of God stepping in, the train in front of us had engine problems and stopping our train at a "off the wall" stop. We found out there was another train coming in 12 minutes on opposite side of the tracks so we got on that train just in time to save us at least an extra hour of unnecessary travel. Rouen is the home of Joan of Arc burial site, very interesting to see. Rouen has also Notre Dome church. We walked the Main Street of Rue Jeanne D Arc. This is
A really cool town
where the walking pain begins. We walked at least 5 to 6 miles this day beginning in Rouen. Took train back to St. Lazare station..then Metro to hotel. We walked under Eiffel Tour to boat cruise on the river Seine. This is where we met a very nice French woman who befriended us as our credit card did not have proper Europe chip on it. The machines would not let us us use it. I asked her to please use her card and we would give her euros in exchange. She agreed and got us our tickets and we proceeded to get in a long line when the French woman came and got us and took us with her to the head of the line...not sure at all how or why she got head of line privilege but I was grateful.
Next we went to an outdoor cafe very popular in Paris met some people from Virginia .We had a nice French dinner, then off to bed to start another day. Internet and wifi connections are spotty at best that's why we have not sent out many updates. Sorry if you have been worried.
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