It may have rained briefly during the week, but the weather was dominated by hot and very hot days, pushing up towards 40C. Fortunately, we have trees and transpiration, which brings the temperature down by several degrees. There was the swimming lake at Lanquais, river at Le Buisson (which could do with more parking) and water park near Le Bugue if you felt the need to be immersed.

Suggested clothing: A light bag containing shorts, all-terrain sandals, T-shirts, shades and hat.

Hot tip: Don’t forget to take your car keys out of your pocket before jumping into the water.

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