Well, I'm still here, which means I didn't fly to France Saturday night, but I want you all to know the following: I had sent a PM to Olivier, saying I was coming to Paris, and was interested in visiting luthiers. He responded with a list of 5, complete with addresses, phone numbers and the names of the nearest subway stops. His next response was a link to the Paris subway system so I could view the map.Then I mentioned that my French bass is attributed to the workshop of Georges Apparut. Olivier went out and found two more luthiers who apprenticed with Apparut. Bear in mind that Apparut died 50 years ago. Then he offered to call them and make appointments for me to see them. Then he offered to take a day off from work to take me to them and, certainly, translate for them as they viewed my pictures and measurements of the bass. Then when I said that Perrin was my first choice, Olivier replied "I'll call him in the morning." Olivier signed his last e-mail "Fellow bassist". Rather modest, I'd say. I salute you, Olivier, and I want all of TalkBass to know why. So, friends, if you're ever in Paris and you run out of cash, or maybe you just want money for a great investment opportunity, e-mail me, and I'll send you Olivier's home telephone number.