Postcard From Île de Ré, France

Ile de Re Postcard

“The French cannot get the hang of queueing.  They try and try but it is beyond them… you see orderly lines waiting at bus stops, but as soon as the bus arrives the line disintegrates into something like a fire drill at a lunatic asylum….” – Bill Bryson – ‘Neither here Nor there’

Today we planned to take a bus ride to Saint Martin-de-Ré on the Ile de Ré that was about an hour’s journey away, so, knowing that the French are the World’s worst queue jumpers we arrived at the bus station in good time to find the departure point and stand with sharpened elbows at the front of the line.  There was no line of course, just a disorderly crowd of people that was steadily getting larger and more excitable as we waited for the bus.

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21 responses to “Postcard From Île de Ré, France

  1. Nice island been there vive la difference!!

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  2. The photos of the stationary bikes are just gorgeous as is the table and chair. They would look stunning if framed upon a wall!


  3. I’ve always heard what a lovely place it is, Andrew. Despite the French 🙂 🙂 They are quite busily invading our shores right now.

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  4. I particularly like the bike and window shot.

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  5. Neither the French nor Italians like waiting in an orderly queue which is why in so many of their shops you have to take a ticket and wait your turn. Failing which, as you said, deploy sharpened elbows.

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  6. Standing with sharpened elbows, eh?!!

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  7. That last photo with the bicycle and the green door and shutters is perfection.

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  8. Thank you for sharing


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