Our incoming agency, La Maison by GTS, oversees organizing your stays and events on the French Riviera. After the coronavirus, requests are pouring in and tourism is finally starting to thrive again.
Through this post, we are warning all future arrivals about the heat wave happening in France during the summer. The metropolis of Nice has also extended the emergency system put in place until September 15 in case of high heat. In this article the subject is slightly different from the usual because we want to do a little prevention so that the stays go as smoothly as possible.
What is a heat wave?
For one to really consider oneself in a heat wave, three conditions must be met:
- Extreme heat
- The temperature drops only slightly at night
- It lasts several days
Particularly exposed audiences are infants, the elderly and young children.
What are our recommendations?
To enjoy a trip or an event without suffering from a heat wave, it is important to follow a few guidelines.
Obviously, hydration is the most important, since sweating is more abundant, the body tends to empty itself of water quicker. Also, cooling the body, especially the neck, face and forearms, helps to maintain a low body temperature.
Outtings during the hottest hours should be avoided. When the sun is at its highest and shade is lacking, try to prioritize cooler places during your explorations. Museums, libraries, and cinemas are some examples.
In general, following the recommendations of the country or region you are travelling in will help you to plan and organize yourself better. By going through our DMC agency, we will of course help you to understand in advance everything that could cause you any discomfort.