So this morning while we still had the car I roared off to Carrefour and did the big shop, then returned the car unscathed to its waiting owner. Paperwork completed in order, off with me to my meet-up with our asylum seekers to accompany them to the OFII - Office Français de l'Immigration et de l'Intégration. But nipping round to the OFII sounds so ... ordinary somehow...
The lady at the OFII was charming. She said, "You'll have to come back next week."
A bit of discussion uncovered the reason why. All the relevant staff were at Paris for meetings.
So there we are. Rendez-vous next Monday, 8h30 at the OFII.