Monday morning to Wednesday there's the Pastorale Nationale, the annual pastors' conference.
It's being held not far from Nîmes, about 6 hours drive away.
There's three of us going. Samuel has a seriously aged Peugeot 405. Jean-Baptiste won't have a car at all. I have thought of hiring a car, but we need to leave on Sunday and the car hire places are not open then. We'd have to get the car on Friday and return it on Wednesday - and a small car would come to 200 euros. It MIGHT be possble to pick something up on Sunday from the station in Bordeaux. I'll give them a ring, in case.
But our car did very well on our epic journey to Pau. We should be OK. We'll probably take the Berlingo.