It's a little backwards to start a travel log with the equivalent of a post-script, but here goes: I just got a phone call from the lovely people in Hertz's Nantes office, who politely asked me if I had filled up our rental Opel with diesel fuel. I had, I replied. It was not a diesel vehicle they informed me. I replied with an expletive or two. I owed them 75€ they said.
Anyway, I'll do a proper write up later, but in the interim, I leave you with the fruits of my ongoing efforts to get artsy with my camera. It ain't always pretty.