Yes. That is my car.
Yes. That's what the inside of a French garage looks like.
No. It wasn't drivable afterwards. Quite apart from bent suspension, all the airbags had gone off. FYI - they can be quite loud. It's not something you want to hear a second time.
Yes. We're both fine, thank you.
It all happened on the 19th, a few days after we arrived. As far as I know, the car is either still there or at this moment it's on a transporter somewhere in Northern France. Thanks to Europe-wide cover with the AA we were able to resume our holiday pretty soon afterwards. Although the driving was thereafter accompanied with the odd attack of nerves.
I'm going to leave this post here, if you don't mind. Normal service will be resumed pretty soon.
I'd just like to thank everyone for their comments, phone calls and incredulous Facebook messages. Really, we're fine. And while I'm being a committed thanker, I must mention four sincerely great people - Lynne & Brian and Stuart & Linette - who acted as hospital taxi/translators/consultants on the French legal process/links to sanity whilst we were experiencing our petite probleme. You are all officially ace.