The second post office was open. We bought a box that was the equivalent of “if it fits it ships” and returned to the apartment to pack the box. When we returned with the packed box we found the post office was closed. Oy! Paul found online that there was a post office near the Louvre and Notre Dame that was open later. We decided to haul the (heavy) box with us on the metro over to Notre Dame. Paul was not at all optimistic that we were actually going to be able to mail the box in which case I would be dragging it with me to Le Puy en Velay since we were leaving Paris very early and the post office was closed on Sunday.
Luckily, the third post office was open and we were able to mail the box even though I don’t really know enough French words for postal interactions. We’ll see if it actually arrives at our house. Our next stop was the cell phone store to buy a cellular SIM card for the cell phone and a data SIM card for the ipad in the hopes that I could use the mapping feature to help us not get lost. That also turned out to be a few long walks and stops at multiple stores to find what we needed. We eventually found a store with the right cards. We strolled along the Left Bank (lined with book sellers), crossed the Seine and made our way to Notre Dame.
This was our last night in Paris. We returned to the apartment and got ready to leave early the next morning. Some of us watched Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Tomorrow Paul is heading home (rejoining us in 9 weeks) and the kids and I are heading south to the Loire Valley and the town of Le Puy en Velay. Next stop- Le Puy-en-Velay.