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Trip Report Un joyeux 25e anniversaire de mariage en Normandie et Paris

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A little background...I LOVE Paris. I've been there a few handfuls of times, and never seem to get enough. DH does not share my enthusiasm. Once, a long time ago, was enough for him. So, when he suggested we celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in Paris, he scored big romance points with me! In return, since he's such a history buff, I suggested we add Normandy too. And, with that, an itinerary was born.

This trip was about us, about celebrating our relationship and reconnecting, since the trudge of day to day life separates us so much of the time. It was a HUGE success! We travel so well together, spent all our time together, and, well, bonded all over again!

I checked airfare (Itasoftware.com) every day for 6 months (yeah, I'm a freak like that) until one day in the summer I scored an Air France sale: $860 pp, nonstop from LAX to CDG. It was a surprisingly comfortable flight, for economy. Dinner and 2 melatonin, and I was out for 6 of the 10+ hours. DH, who cannot sleep on planes, reports that he watched 5 movies!

We decided in advance to have the travel day from hell, and get right on a 3 hour train to Rennes after getting off the plane. I had booked us PREM tickets, for about 25€ pp, allowing 3 hours between our arrival and departure. Well, immigration was a breeze, and we could have made a much earlier train. Oh well, live and learn. After all, we are in Paris, though just the airport, so we ate the first of many wonderful baguette sandwiches, stuffed with ham, cheese, chicken. Why is French fast food so good?

We arrived in Rennes on time. Only a 1 hour car ride left to end our journey and begin our travels! As we always do, we drove in circles for a half hour or so, trying to find the autoroute out of the city. An hour later, we arrived in the tiny Norman town of Bouceel, and the beautiful and gracious chateau of Comte Regis de Roquefeuil. The adventure begins!

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