We had ideal weather during our four days in Paris - warm yet moderate temperatures, sunny days with some cloud cover and not a drop of rain, despite the forecasts of miserable weather before we left Canada. On our way down to Avignon on Saturday on the TGV, the sky was dark part of the way and we drove through some showers - but no rain and pleasant weather in Avignon. Most of our first few days, there were morning clouds which gave way to bright sunny skies. In the nights there have been winds strong enough to rattle the window shutters. On Monday we drove through a brief rainshower on our way back from Aix.
The last two days the skies have been cloudless all day, the wind has abated to a welcome gentle breeze, the temperature is warm early in the day and positively hot by noon and beyond.
Another sign of the change of seasons is seen in the roadside stands offering fresh local fruit and vegetables. We saw our first sign for cerisis on Tuesday near a roundabout outside Cadenet, but by yesterday signs offering local produce are a common sight - every few kilometers in some areas. Besides cherries we have options to buy abricots, melons de Cavaillon, haricots vert, patates, courgettes, laitue, oignons, l'ail and more.
Summer is here.