In August 1954 I was fortunate to enjoy the well-known hospitality of the Reverend Benedictine Fathers in their beautiful and famous abbey of Hautecombe on the west coast of the Lac du Bourget, Savoy, France. The sojourn gave me a welcome opportunity of studying the molluscan fauna of the neighbourhood. Afterwards I crossed to Aix-les-Bains, went by rail to Valence, and proceeded on my journey northward through the valley of the Rhone as far as Lyons. At some 30 km north of Valence the little village Erôme is situated between the rich vineyards on the east and the Rhône on the west, and it was there that through the hospitality of a Dutch clergyman, the Rev. Father VERSTEEGE, I was again enabled to do some snail collecting.