Underground parking, France

Underground: but far from down

When I tell friends that I am spending Christmas in the south of France, I suspect it conjures up images of yachts, black-tie dinners and five-star hotels. So the reality might come as a bit of a shock.

We arrived in France at 4.00 this morning, after a 4-hour ferry journey on the high seas between Newhaven and Dieppe. After driving to Rouen, we holed up in an underground car park.

There, we caught a few hours’ sleep.

That’s where I am now. Glamorous it isn’t – but I don’t care. We are here in France and that is all that matters.

Shortly, we’ll head up into Place Saint-Marc above, where we’ll find a café serving hot, strong coffee and buttery croissants. They will set me up for the journey south.

“Shortly, we’ll head up into Place Saint-Marc above, where we’ll find a café serving hot, strong coffee and buttery croissants”

We’ve booked a rather lovely looking chambres d’hôtes for this evening. So maybe there is a bit of luxury to look forward to in my day after all.

This entry was published on Friday, 19 December 2014 at 07:00. It’s filed under Places and people and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Underground: but far from down

  1. I am so envious that you are having Christmas in France! Us too next year hopefully

    I could write a blog on “dodgy places we have kipped in early hours on way south”!
    Hope you have a good journey and your CD’H is everything you hoped for

  2. ..WELL.. you do know how to live!!! .. perhaps a new blog 365 underground car parks I have visited! see you demain… take care

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