a hot one...

Bonjour mes belles,

This week many parts of France are preparing for a heat wave which will see temperatures in the early 40's and it is expected to last for a week or so.

France has never experienced temperatures like this in the 100 years that they have been recording weather patterns and some put this down to global warning.

As I write this the locals are busy doing everything they need to do before the temperatures start to rise during the course of the day, reaching a high of 41 today.

A good day to stay somewhere cool, underground caves spring to mind but I have a feeling that many will be thinking the same thing.


Lascaux is famous for its cave painting which are 17,000 years old and were discovered by four teenage boys in 1940. You can read more about the caves here.

It takes an hour and half to drive there from our house and it is one of the top 10 things to do when visiting the Dordogne.

très bonne semaine à tous, Leeann x



  1. Leann, we were in Europe during the last heat wave where temps rose this much. Many people perished from the heat, living in metal-roofed buildings, etc.
    It was absolutely hideous. I remember having iced water bottles on my chest just so I could sleep in some of the older hotels. Take good care of the animals too. Water Water Water !!!

  2. And here I am, sipping a cup of hot tea, trying to warm up. It has rained all day and it is very cool and gloomy. Nap weather.
    New York State .. brrr ..


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