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Oct 12, 2017, Thu
Oct 12, 2017
  France, Ajaccio, Toulon  
Oct 13, 2017, Fri
Toulon petit dejeuner      Toulon, Lyon, France  
Oct 13, 2017
  Toulon, Lyon, France  
 
 
 

Bonifacio to Ajaccio to Toulon to ...

 
October 12, 2017 Oct 12, 2017  
 
France, Ajaccio, Toulon
 
 
Ajaccio to Toulon ferry

We left Bonifacio this morning stopping first at the Filitosa archaeological site where we marveled at what archaeologists can ascertain from tiny bits of this and that.

From Filitosa we drove on to Ajaccio. In Ajaccio we dropped off the Citroen then caught a ferry, the Pascal Lota, back to the mainland. It is an overnight ferry so we took a cabin. We leave at 8pm and arrive in Toulon at 7am tomorrow.

 
 
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Corsica Ferries' Pascal Lota      
The over-night ferry was comfortable. We reserved an outside cabin which had big windows, a comfortable bed, and a small bathroom, all you need for a good nights sleep.
 
Corsica Ferries' Pascal Lota      
The over-night ferry was comfortable. We reserved an outside cabin which had big windows, a comfortable bed, and a small bathroom, all you need for a good nights sleep.
 
Corsica Ferries' Pascal Lota      
The over-night ferry was comfortable. We reserved an outside cabin which had big windows, a comfortable bed, and a small bathroom, all you need for a good nights sleep.
 
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Toulon petit dejeuner

 
October 13, 2017 Oct 13, 2017  
 
Toulon, Lyon, France
 
 

Our ferry arrived in Toulon at 7am. Soon after we were walking to the Gare de Toulon to catch the 11am TGV to Lyon. Lonely Planet has little to recommend about Toulon, Rick Steves doesn't even mention it, but I credit Toulon for a delicious breakfast. We were walking up a market street, the farmers and other vendors were setting up for the day, when we stepped into a patisserie and I had a delicious tart made of nuts and raisins with an almond filling. Mmmmm. Their cafe au lait was good too. The French, with their pastries, quiches, and espressos, serve my favorite breakfasts.

This patisserie was also notable to me by its customer-payment process, something I've only seen in Europe. It's all done by machine. People handle the food but not their money. Customers feed bills and coins into a machine that then dispenses change. Clever.

Nothing particularly notable about the TGV. It was fast and quiet but a bit cramped.

 
 
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