Today, my wife received an email from the French state railroad system to tell her that our train to Charles de Gaulle airport on Sunday had been “suppressed.”

Turns out that’s the same as “cancelled.” 

So were  the trains for Saturday and Monday.  France is deadly serious about suppressing the Corona virus.  Apparently, only freight trains are moving from now on.

Fortunately, with the assistance of our French-speaking host, we were able to rent a car for a one-way trip to the airport.  Five hours, but at least you don’t have to worry about the traffic.  Apart from trucks, there isn’t any.

So we’ll drive up Sunday, hoping that Air Canada’s commitment to keep flying from Paris to Montreal endures until we board our flight on Monday.