I will be traveling alone with a Rick Steves 7 days in Paris tour in the end of September. I would love to spend two days seeing the D Day beaches before the Paris tour starts. I would prefer to NOT rent a car, since I have never driven in Europe. I'm from the US and have an intermediate level of French.
I have several questions.
From CDG, would it be best to take a taxi to the Gare Saint Lazare? I see that there is a train, but from comments, it seems that taxis are more popular. Would the train from Paris to Bayeux be safe for an older woman to use travelling alone? i plan to take a carryon and a backpack. Once in Bayeux, would there be sufficient taxis to get around? If so, how do I find taxis? Is there an app for taxis? Would there be taxis at the train station in Bayeux?
Or I could stay the extra days in Paris and take a day trip to the D Day beaches but that involves a long bus ride each way, and it looks like I could easliy spend two days at the D Day beach area and I would also like to see the tapestries at Bayeux.
Any other suggestions or comments?