We caught the 0845 train from Saint-Lazare to Caen where we changed for the short journey to Bayeux arriving at 1119. The train from Saint-Lazare was filthy on the outside and poorly maintained although the car rode very well at speed. There was no water in the toilet which dumped on to the track. Although we had seat reservations there was nothing to indicate this in the car - just a notice that some seats may be reserved. SNCF run a good railway but their customer service is appalling. The train to Bayeux was relatively new but the articulated truck made a lot of noise and was uncomfortable.
There are several working waterwheels in Bayeux
|We first checked out a restaurant we have visited several times. The lady owner was still there and we had a good meal|
|Veal and mushrooms in a thick Normandy cream sauce|
|Scallops in a thick Normandy cream sauce.|
After looking at the tapestry itself we went upstairs and watched a short film which expanded our knowledge a little more.
|The articulated trucks on these trains are noisy and rough riding|
|A casse nez hauled us both ways between Paris and Caen|