France reaches it highest temperature ever during Europe’s heatwave
The scorching heat was one degree higher than 2003’s previous record. Authorities have taken steps to ensure people’s safety, as almost 15,000 people died in the 2003 wave.
France’s record temperature was recorded in the southern town of Gallargues-le-Montueux, in Gard.
Tourists in Paris have been seen dipping in the fountain in front of the Eiffel Tower as they try to escape the heat.
French authorities have stepped up restrictions on water use, and hundreds of schools have been closed across the country.
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