Free ATT hotspot in this very French railway station. Today we ride the TGV to Barcelona, out of this rain and hopefully into some sunshine. Yesterday’s weather report claimed it was clearing here today, which would figure, but today’s leaden sky put pay to that optimistic notion. 

Paris may be the City of Light but it’s not the city of taxis so we arranged one through our agent Elka. He arrived on time and in spite of the traffic we made it to the station in only 20 minutes. Nervous traveler that I am, I wanted plenty of time to grasp the place, and so we had it. I wasn’t expecting it to be almost entirely outside and freezing. So off to a coffee shop that features heat lamps and blankets.