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Old 09-07-2012, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by jcs View Post
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"?

Anyhow lets keep this short. So we left La Rochelle in the morning, took "l'autoroute à PÉAGE" until we hit the bouchon" (traffic jam) before entering the 'Périférique". 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!
I think your driving experience in Paris should be the beginning of a "Sticky" to help those planning their ED itineraries! I would add London, Rome and Naples to the list.
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