Provence – Day 10 and 11 – Bonnieux → Avignon TGV → CDG → home
Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16, 2022
Wednesday we were picked up around 10:45 am for our 12:48 pm TGV, this time an INOUI train, destination CDG.
Once at CDG, we took the CDGVAL for a 5-minute train ride, checked in to the Ibis Styles, had some dinner at the other Ibis, and went to bed. The next morning we found out our plane was going to be 3 hours late. We headed over anyway, checked our bags, had some breakfast with our 15 euro apiece vouchers for the late plane, headed through immigration, took the train to L and hung out at the Yotel lounge, took the train to M, went through security, bought some wine and goodies, and boarded the plane for home. Of course we sat yet another hour, as some bags had to be unloaded for some passengers who didn’t board.
In spite of some reports we had heard, we really did get through bag check, immigration, and security steps pretty quickly, not having to wait more then 5-15 minutes for each. And on landing, we were through global entry (what a wonderful thing) in 30 seconds — just facial recognition and no passport scan needed, had our bags in 15 minutes, and were on the bus not much more than 1/2 hour after landing. Of course traffic was a mess and it took and hour to get to Logan Express. Then home, a quick dinner, and bed.