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Canicule: the Dog Days of Summer

It’s either a famine or a feast. We spent the winter and most of the spring grumbling about all the rain; now we’re taking refuge from the heat. Much of the northern hemisphere is experiencing unprecedented levels of heatwave: notably … Continue reading

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Summer’s Lease Hath All Too Short a Date: La Rentrée

Yesterday, the summer holidays ended in France as children went back to school, people packed away their holiday gear for another year and workers prepared themselves for the routine of métro, boulot, dodo (subway, work, sleep). The eight weeks or … Continue reading

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Monthly Météo: Weather in SW France August 2012

After a variable July, this August was kinder to the vacanciers and was one of the best in our 15 years here. Indeed, at times it was a bit too hot, with a 10-day heatwave when temperatures nudged 40°C. The … Continue reading

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