November 6, 1918
Up at 8 a.m. had a glorious hot bath and then went out without breakfast. Visited the Hotel D’Ilma, where our pay office was, but found that I could not draw pay without getting my pass stamped at the Barracks. Had breakfast and a hair cut here, then went to the Barracks for the necessary stamp, arriving back at 12 o’clock when I drew £14 making my wad about £26.
It was raining hard so decided to leave Paris and go to Nice that night. Had lunch in the Boulevard Haussman’s 6 Francs, then went by bus to the Gare du Lyon, where after some trouble I booked a seat in the Rapide, the express all 1st class, tips being necessary. Returned to the City, visited a couple of places, one being L’Eglise St. Sulpice. Returned to Hotel paid for my room 14F. and 1.50 as luxury tax (Tax de Luxe). Had tea at Duval’s near the Station. Boarded the train about 7.30 still raining, and we pulled out at 8.5 p.m. Slept well during the night having a good seat.