A Day Trip to Auvers-sur-Oise with PAN – Part II

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Persan Beaumont

Persan Beaumont
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To get to Auvers-sur-Oise from Paris, we had to change trains at a town called Persan Beaumont. Our train left Paris at 9:34 and should have arrived in Persan Beaument at 10:19, giving us enough time to catch the 10:25 train to Auvers-sur-Oise.

Unfortunately, our train arrived in Persan Beaument about five minutes late. We got off the train, walked through the underground passage to the platform where the train bound for Auvers-sur-Oise was waiting, and walked up the stairs. Just as we arrived on the platform, the train pulled out of the station, leaving us stranded!

Persan Beaumont Train Station

Persan Beaumont Train Station
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What to do? We talked to a station agent who helped us call a taxi service to inquire about taking taxis to Auvers-sur-Oise. But the taxi company wanted to charge 76€ per taxi to take us there. So, we decided to wait for the next train, which would leave an hour later.

L'Etoile du Nord Café

L'Etoile du Nord Café
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To pass the time, we walked to a café that we saw, far down the street.

Waiting It Out

Waiting It Out
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Most of us ordered café au lait, and the wait wasn’t so bad after all.

Turkish Toilet

Turkish Toilet
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Our big discovery there was the Turkish toilet in the men’s room. The ladies were treated to a standard sit-down model. What other surprises did the day have in store for us?

Tomorrow: The lovely town of Auvers-sur-Oise.

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