A year ago yesterday, our high temperature was 20C, which is 68F, and the morning low was 11C (52F). Those were fairly normal temperatures in the old climate. This morning, in the new climate, our outdoor temperature is 25ºC (77F) and yesterday our afternoon high was 34C (between 93 and 94F). It was about 92F up in the loft in the evening. Needless to say, we both slept downstairs again. (P.S. Walt just told me he went back upstairs at midnight to try to sleep up there, but had a miserable night.) I now have all the windows and doors open and a little cool morning air is flowing, with the help of two electric fans. MétéoFrance has issued a warning for strong thunderstorms in our region today.
I bet it's cooler inside the Château de Saint-Aignan, with its thick old walls, than it is in our house.
The basil and elephant bush plants in pots on our east-facing front deck are more tolerant of the heat than we are.