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Paris -suggestion needed for car rental drop-off pleasef

Old Aug 10th, 2005, 05:37 AM
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Thank you all for so much good information -- still digesting it. Taking in your suggestions, we've decided to add a day to our Normandy stay and to rent the car at CDG and drive to Dieppe for first day - see Canadian memorials and enjoy the town & sea & stay overnight there. (LaVerendrye - yes, my Dad was one of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders from Winnipeg). Then next a.m. be more refreshed to start off to for our other two-1/2 very full days. We'll drop the car at Caen and take train back to Paris. One glitch is that I've checked the hotels listed on Trip Advisors and nothing there available -- so I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a small hotel that one might not find reviewed on Trip Advisors? I think I'll put out a separate post asking.
BTW, I agree that driving alot on first day isn't always good....but we have done it before in Scotland and that was on the wrong side of the road!! But we're a few years older now (sigh!) and aren't in such a rush anymore I don't think.....so again thanks for the advice everyone.
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Old Aug 10th, 2005, 06:47 AM
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As long as one driver gets a snooze on the plane there will be no problem. Driving in France is easy - look for city names on signs that are beyond your destination to keep you going in the right direction. If you were to head directly into Paris you would have to wait until mid-afternoon for your hotel room anyway. We returned a rental car to a garage in central Paris that was under a park. We timed our arrival so we would arrive in the city in the early afternoon, drove along the Siene on a parkway until we reached the seventh arrondisement, found our hotel, dropped luggage, found garage and dropped the car. Very easy.
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Old Aug 10th, 2005, 12:33 PM
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Hotel Rouen just across form the train station in Caen has been used by two of my family this summer not expensive clean etc nice lady who runs it
I will also post a good B&B in Courselles sur mer in the next couple of days-about 15km trip to Caen Please bear with me I have some misplaced luggage
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Old Aug 18th, 2005, 10:16 AM
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As promised here is the B&B I stayed at in Normandy
B&B is called A Maree Hotes
Owner Beatrice Di Rosa
Address 24 rue de l'Admiral Robert
Courselles sur mer
14470
web amareehotes.fr.st
e-mail [email protected]
phone/fax 02.31.97.35.68
The owner was very gracious the breakfast wonderful. Parking, free and safe, was nearby.
The town is very small but close to everything. I usually try to stay outside large towns.
Have a good time!


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