09-06-2012, 06:08 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: South Florida
Join Date: Dec 2001
Mein Auto: 2013 328i Coupe
Very good advise given here. I'll add don't miss downtown Mulhouse... a couple of hours for the main square, the folk museum (an old house on the square) and lunch.
This brings back memories. Way back then, 2001 for us, the Paris drop-off point was in an underground parking lot, close to the Arche de Triomphe. Anybody here remembers "la fille en camisole"?
Originally Posted by Trinitony
... Of course you cannot avoid the joys of driving through Paris on the way to the drop off point...
Anyhow lets keep this short. So we left La Rochelle in the morning, took the "autoroute à PÉAGE" until we hit the "bouchon" (traffic jam) before entering the "Périférique" (beltway). So we decided to go to our hotel first, check in, drop the luggage and trash the spare motor oil we were carrying (that's another story). So we were due East of Place de l'Étoile (Arche de Triomphe), but because of the "bouchon" on the "Périférique" we decided to drive across town. It went very well until we got to "Place de la République". We tried to make it to the Champs-Élysées... but couldn't fight the traffic. Ended up along the Seine and finally back to Place de l'Étoile. We spotted the drop off location just before going around Place de l'Étoile, because the truck from Nice was parked in the street unloading cars for the next leg of their trip back to the USA. Got in the parking lot, parked at the wrong place and finally found "la fille en camisole". Relief!
328i Coupe, 1,013 miles through Germany, Czech Republic & Austria
328i, gone - 1,523 miles through Germany & France
330i, gone - 2,390 miles through Germany, Luxembourg & France
325ci still going - 5,914 miles to Portugal and back to Nice
325ci, gone - 6,163 miles meandering through Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy, France, Monaco, Andorra & Spain
Last edited by jcs; 09-07-2012 at 10:03 AM.