Abe insisted they take a car. It would be cheaper than flying, he said. They could camp wherever they needed to stop. They could stay off the grid. Ava didn’t see the point in arguing.
They left three timepieces in Paris, but only one that was still open. The catacombs (obviously taken care of), a place near the ferris wheel (where Allie probably disappeared and therefore closed), and one just outside Paris in Versailles. Ava insisted on saving Versailles for last--she wanted to make sure they were as close to Paris as possible the moment that watch was working again.
So they left Paris by car, purchased with Charlie’s cash along with the supplies they’d need for the trip. Abe drove, Cece fell asleep in the back seat, and Ava sat passenger with a knit blue blanket across her lap. It was the first time in a long while, she realized, that she actually felt kind of peaceful. She watched the French countryside roll by under a sky thick with clouds and propped her feet up on the dash. Might as well get comfortable -- it would be a full eight hours before they reached the Italian border.