A day of planes and trains

Packing got done with the help of/in spite of a little visitor.

So off to the airport where the Delta Club was packed with people – barely a seat available – surprising on a Tuesday afternoon. 

First “French” meal – on Air France so its French, right? the tuna appetizer was really good!

Arrived right on time at Charles de Gaulle airport – and set off for the train station at the airport, following signs for Paris by Train to the RER B train. 

Almost empty when we boarded
But very full for most of the 45 minute ride to Denfort-Rochereau stop where we caught a quick metro 6 ride to Gare Montparness and our “grand ligne” train to Bordeaux
What a difference with beautiful reserved seats
Each with a little power hookup and tray. This one is mine.
Bill does not travel as light….
The train was slowing a little at this point – max speed was about 350 km/hour (not mph)
At first it was as flat as Kansas or the eastern Dakotas
Coming into Bordeaux – a little over two hour trip – I slept about half of it…
Passing trains

I really love train travel, especially on the long distance fast trains. So much nicer than having to drive and almost always right on time. 

Crossing the Dordogne River
View of the city of Bordeaux
Gare St Jean 

Next adventure was finding the rental car desk – evidently not a big thing in Bordeaux as it was tucked away in a hard to find area with few signs leading the way. It helps to know international sign pictures – it was a drawing of a car with a key on it for rental cars.

So next entry will be driving two hours to Sarlat-la-Canéda, our apartment and dinner.

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