Hope you are enjoying Paris Roger.
I found it really hard trying to recognize constellations in N.Hem, the only ones I knew for sure was Orion (November).
I didnt see Polaris either, though wanted to.
Hopefully Roberto's chart helps, and Marcs directions. The Big Dipper should be recognizable?? Pegasus might be a good one to get bearings from too.
Perhaps grab a Sky and Telescope mag from the newsagents.
Look for Comet Hartley - in Perseus at moment, then heading to Auriga.