I am currently on holiday in southern France and have noticed that the house we are staying in has somewhat of a hornet/wasp problem.
Is there anybody that can help in identifying it? My best guess is a European Hornet but I'm no expert so may be wrong.
Below are some pictures. Sorry they couldn't have been of any clearer quality, they were taken through a window, and I didn't particularly feel like going out to get any closer because I've heard that some hornets can be quite aggressive even if unprovoked.
From what I saw, it has visible fur, and is around 2cm in length. The feature that led me to it being a Hornet is that the waist gets smaller before the abdomen.