It's too bloody hot. I believe it's the same throughout the Northern Hemisphere, we're all looking for welcoming shade, some water to throw ourselves into, and a long cold glass of Beer or Pastis.
We eat later than usual, the BBQ is working overtime, salads are popular, and clothes are kept to an absolute minimum. We have enforced laziness, and we don't care. Everyone is in shorts and espadrilles; and accordion music is playing in the background. We lock ourselves away in darkened rooms waiting for the worst to subside.
I love it. "Who would like an icy cold beer? We all would".