Paris is currently on an orange or level three alert due to a heat wave plan as temperatures reach 36C this week. Back in 2003, a heat wave killed 15,000 people at risk and the warning was issued after reports were released that the month of June could be one of the hottest on record. It was intended to inform people to take action to protect the most vulnerable groups in hot weather which includes the elderly, disabled, and those working outdoors. People at risk will be registered on the cities “Chalex” file and will be contacted by telephone about taking precautionary measures from the heat. As well, social workers and voluntary doctors will be available to those in need.
Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
Paris and cinema: Why the French capital is the city of the silver screen
As London falls, prime Paris pulls buyers across the Channel
Pedal power: Paris unveils new 25km/h electric Velib’ bikes
Jacques Garcia on His (Re-)Renovation of Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s
The best Airbnb venues in Paris
France sees big drop in unemployment rate in boost for Macron
French Catalans offer to host ‘government in exile’ as tensions rise in Spain
Why Paris won’t be getting its fleet of ‘flying’ water taxis after all