Catrin went to play with a school friend who lives in a flat at Saige in Pessac. Saige has about eight tall tower blocks of flats and lots huge four-storey blocks. It's the most obvious area in Pessac to have had riots.
The flats were immaculately clean and very pleasant. I asked if there had been any trouble in the area. Yes - a few cars had been burnt in the car parks near the tower blocks, but as soon as the fires were extinguished the cars were removed and so you saw almost nothing. And where our friends live it had been very calm. However, the CRS (riot police) still patrol from time to time.
So there we are. You could live in the estate where the riots are taking place and see and hear nothing whatsoever.