Any mefites knowledgeable about the French transport situation at the moment? Two of us have booked train tickets from Paris to Caen tomorrow and it seems that almost no trains are running.
Having had a busy week, I only now realise that there is a train strike in the middle of my holiday. Two of us have Eurostar tickets for tomorrow (which I understand is unaffected), and then tickets from Paris to Caen. Looking on the Infolignes
site, the train we have tickets for is cancelled, and there is one single train from Paris to Caen that runs after we get in on the Eurostar, at 7pm in the evening. So my questions:
- How do I find out if my tickets are valid on this new train? (I was planning on going to St Lazare and asking)
- Is the single 7pm train definitely going to run? And if it is, are we going to be able to get on it?
- Are there any other options for getting to Caen? (I have all the parts of my driving licence with me and could technically hire a car, but I've never driven on the right and suspect that Paris in the middle of a rail strike may not be the best place to learn)
- If the worst happens and we end up finding that we're stuck in Paris at 8pm in the evening, what's the best option for finding somewhere to stay for the night?
It may also be worth mentioning that neither of us can speak French. Money is not extremely tight, but neither can we afford to splurge too much.