What do Uzètians do when there’s a heat wave in Uzès and it’s a scorching 107 degrees (41.7°c) outside?
If you’re wondering how the heat is affecting Uzès, let’s look at the places people always gather. Join me on a walk around town.
How bad is the heat wave in Uzès on tourists?
A few years ago when the high in town was 99, I thought THAT was hot.. read more … .For those who live in hot-weather areas around the world, ninety degrees is not so bad for summer. In France, when it’s this hot, it breaks records.Century-old buildings with thick walls help to insulate homes and businesses from the intense heat, so air conditioning is scarce. There are some tried and true ways the French try to keep their indoor spaces cooler.
But what about the tourist?
They line up for ice cream.
They hang out at Place aux Herbes eating ice cream.
They sit around outdoor fans that blow cool mist.
They enjoy people-watching with friends while sipping on cool beverages.
They look for water fountains where they can play.
Tourists seem to love to shop when it’s hot. It’s often cooler on the inside of a store than it is on the streets.
There are plenty of irresistible things to buy .. and a sale going on!
Some tourists patiently wait on others who are shopping.
On the other hand, some tourists who wait are not so patient.
What does the Barefoot Blogger do when it’s hot?
I “play” at one of my favorite stores.