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18 April – Back to Paris

This morning came much too early. There was even frost on the car windows!

We managed to get on the road by 9, which was good, because by the time we got to the car place in Versailles it was 12:10, and it closed at 12:30.

We didn’t get to stop by the cemetery, because we just didn’t have enough time.

It was 11.80E tolls to get from Bayeux to Paris.

We had some damage on the front bumper when I turned the car in. We were not present in the car when it happened, so we don’t really know how it happened. We also have no idea how much they’re going to charge us for it. All I did was sign a paper saying I’d dropped it off. Apparently it all goes through the Tours office because that’s where we started it. So I guess I have to wait and see how much I get charged, or if they’ll contact me first.

It was maybe a six block walk from the car place to the train station. We were going to eat citron sucre crêpes at the same place as before, but of course, it’s closed on Mondays!

We hopped on the train and went back to our beloved hotel, Gardette Park. It was after two, but the lady at the desk was able to recommend a place that would still be serving lunch. I’m so glad, because I was starving!

I got a “Cobb” chicken salad, and Heidi got a burger.

After that we went back to the hotel for a bit before doing laundry. Laundry is always exciting. We found a place that was only about a 10 min walk away. We managed to do it all in one try this time, but there was a bit where we were worried. It all worked out.

We walked to Le Chemise for dinner, and it was excellent. The people there remembered us from a few weeks ago, and we said we’d be back again before we left.

Heidi got a morell pastry thing and the morell chicken pasta. I got the foie gras and the chicken pasta as well. Delicious!

Before we went to dinner though, we found a fancy chocolate place just down the street and stopped in there to get some. They had some designer chocolates and I got several pieces to try. My favorite was a milk chocolate filled with a citrus caramel. It was really good. I never knew I loved lemon flavored stuff so much. I also got a citron tart thing at a patisserie that was divine.

After dinner we headed back to the hotel to drop our stuff off, then we headed to see the Eiffel Tower at night. The guy at the desk recommended that we get off at Trocadero, and it was awesome! We could sit up on a wall and watch it. Every hour on the hour for 5 mins the lights on the tower sparkle. It was cool.

We’ve decided we want to come back on our last night in Paris. Hopefully the weather is good again.

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