Thursday, June 23, 2011

La Gare--The Train Station

This is our little train station in La Ferté Saint Aubin. Note that it's closed at 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon (on a Monday). Grrrr. But if you get your tickets in advance or from the conductor, it's fine, and the trains run in and out at various times of the day. I've gone several times to Paris and once to Bordeaux on the train, and have never tired of watching the scenery go by... It's a comfy way to travel here, but still not cheap...

I can get from La Ferté to downtown Paris in about an hour and a half for roughly 35€ roundtrip. That's not bad, considering it cost about 40€ in gas and 22€ in tolls... Plus parking (at up to 3.40€ an hour) which adds up quickly.

Trains are usually a better deal here. For comparisons, I use for the highways and for the train...

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