Sunday, August 3, 2014

Off to Alsace

Next morning we left our hotel and took a taxi to Europcar in Bastille area. We were second in line to get our very nice and brand new hatchback Renault Laguna. My husband became very nervous at the idea of a brand new car. But the agency had to upgrade us since they didn't have a smaller compact car.

We spent some time setting our GPS which somehow couldn't locate us for a while. Fortunately there were a TomTomGPS on the car itself. We drove directly East to get out of Paris and reached relatively easily the highway on this Sunday morning.

We stopped for lunch on the road at a Burger King.

Our destination on that day was Nancy in Loraine region. We reached easily our Ibis hotel in the suburbs of Nancy and took the tram to downtown for a walk. This tram has hidden rails, the rails could only be seen at the stops.

The town was mostly dead on Sunday afternoon, but we found a lot of people at car races in the garden off the beautiful Stanislas place. We then walked around to buy some picnic, but everything was closed. A woman stopped me on the street and asked if she could help us. I asked for a supermarket, but she said all is closed, and we were better to buy something from an small ethnic place across the street.

The choice was good although not typical local food. I ordered half a chicken with potatoes which were delicious and my husband and son chose a pizza, which was very big  and good.

We later saw an open supermarket at the train station, but were too tired to get off. I just purchased some wine from our hotel restaurant bar.

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