The British are said to be obsessed by the weather, but now this fixation has crossed the Channel. In Brittany, flooding has become a major source of conversation – and concern.
The département of Finistère, in the very west of the region, has been hit by the same storms that have battered Britain. Its capital, Quimper, has borne the brunt of the bad weather, and damages are already estimated at €70 million.
The floods – and the devastation they cause – serve as a reminder of just how much Britain and France have in common.