We finished the day with a small walk back into the town for dinner. We settled on Patisserie Valerie and had the weirdest experience. The restaurant was out of everything. It was obvious that the weekend tourists had wiped them out, and their next delivery of food doesn't arrive until tomorrow morning. It took several rounds of us ordering food and the waiter coming back to regretfully tell us that they had run out of salad, quiche, and sandwiches until the waiter finally came back with a menu marked with checks and exes next to every item on the menu. It was a very polite way to say "All we have to give you is scrambled eggs." So, we had scrambled eggs and toast, and I got some chocolate cake to go because, obviously, no adventure is complete without chocolate cake. You can quote me on that.
There were SO many opportunities for disaster today, but we persevered, saw the sights, and befriended a very worldly and personable cabbie. All in all a VERY successful day out.
P.S. We are both obsessed with traveling by train and can't wait to take it again!