I am Canadian, but I lived in Nantes, France in 2011 and 2012. I can be contacted here, or at the English Wikipedia (en anglais ou en français, comme vous voulez).
I have a JVC video camera that I use almost exclusively as a regular camera. It's not very good and the pictures are relatively low resolution and low quality, but unfortunately that's all I have. I often try to make panoramas with Hugin to compensate for the very narrow field of view of my camera, but the camera isn't really good enough for that. Here are some photos and panoramas that maybe turned out alright: