Having found it easy to extract a ticket from the SNCF yesterday I tried to buy my tickets for a trip to Romorantin and Valençay for tomorrow. I went laboriously through the process, with the screen being reluctant to accept my finger, and was ready to finish off the first half when the machine said I couldn't make the booking this way and I would have to go to a ticket office. I then had to wait in line and gave my itinerary for tomorrow to the ticket agent. She started into her computer and kept saying "C'est bizarre." I don't think she was aware of the Blanc à Argent but managed to convince her that the schedule I had given her was what I wanted and suggested how she should do it. A little while later I came away with the prized tickets that will get me on the Blanc à Argent tomorrow.
There are still a number of the old electric locomotives on commuter trains at Saint-Lazare although several have been replaced by newer models. I wonder how much longer they will be around.
|Continuing with the tarte au citron degustation, this one is from rue Legendre. The flavor was excellent and the pastry, although not crisp had a good taste. The best so far.|