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Bayeux, the tapestry, the town and the Cathedral

September 15, 2021 - Wednesday


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The plane landed on time and we quickly walked to Immigration where, again, there was no line. We went right through. I called TT Car and by the time we walked to Gate 16E the fellow was there waiting for us. He took us directly to TT Car and they walked Ed through the instructions which included a very long cord for charging the hybrid SUV they forced on us. We prefer the much smaller Peugeot 208 but they didn't have any available despite our ordering it nearly two years ago. At that point I discovered I had no data on my phone so we couldn’t use Google Maps. I had the TT Car fellow put in our first hotel since we were both tired and Bayeux is a long drive and in a pretty steady rain.

We ended up on the dreaded Paris Peripherique and the rain had caused flooding. Fortunately the SUV we really didn’t want was high and got through the flooded parts without problems.

Once past Paris, we sailed along. The hotel was expecting us and fortunately could handle the larger car. We moved in and walked to the nearest pharmacy, got our negative Covid tests, and the nice pharmacist printed them out for us. I also scanned mine onto my phone. Ed’s phone won’t work. He turned it off after I installed his French SIM card and none of the passwords would make it work. I’ll have to call LeFrench Mobile tomorrow and get it fixed. His credit card stopped working too after it had worked all day in highway toll booths so we had to pay for the Covid tests with cash. [Hôtel Le Bayeux, 9 Rue Tardif 14400 Bayeux; tel: +33 (0)2 3360-0933; Email: reception@hotellebayeux.com; Click here for the Hotel Bayeux web site]

Later I checked his email and there were notices asking if the credit card transactions were legitimate. I said they were and got a message to go ahead and use the card. We tried Le Garde Manger for dinner with our three-day Health Passes, used the credit card and it worked. He still can’t access the account online but it can wait until tomorrow. I’m tired . . . going to bed! [Restaurant Le Garde Manger, 23 Rue Larcher, 14400 Bayeux; tel: +33 2 31 92 08 13]

Highway from Paris to Bayeux in France

Highway from Paris to Bayeux in France


A pretty B and B we passed on the way to our hotel. There is parking and a public garden surrounding it.

A pretty B and B we passed on the way to our hotel. There is parking and a public garden surrounding it.


Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux as you drive into town

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux as you drive into town


Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux (with some construction scaffolding)

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux (with some construction scaffolding)


Hôtel Le Bayeux

Hôtel Le Bayeux

Posted by Beausoleil 20:29 Archived in France Tagged france bayeux covid

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It's annoying how many little things go wrong when you are too tired to cope with them. We spend ages messing around trying to get phones to work or deal with banks.

by irenevt

Hi Irene. This is the first time I've had this much trouble with my phone. It was a new phone and I wasn't quite used to it yet. Not sure I'm used to it now. It just lost all my saved recipes the other day.

by Beausoleil

A pain about the phones and credit card - good to hear you at least got the latter sorted.

by ToonSarah

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