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Europeans find cool ways to chill out in Summer's record heat

Friday, August 02, 2013 - 00:51

Aug. 2 - From a fake beach, to water fountains and ice cream, Europe's hottest summer forcast inspires many to cool off in nouveau ways. Gavino Garay reports.

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Sunbathers gather on the banks of the Seine river to chill out on what's called "Paris Plage." It's an artificial beach for Parisians who can't make it to the beach, or "plage" in French, to cool off from record high temperatures. But the heat wave hitting France and Belgium, and other parts of Europe isn't breaking thermometers. Brussels roasted in 1947 with a record 38.8 degrees Celsius, or more than 101 degrees fahrenheit. Regardless, kids flocked to water water fountains to cool off. This Belgian tourist found a tasty way to cool down: SOUNDBITE (Dutch) TOURIST FROM BRUGES, VICKY LAMPAUT, SAYING: "It's important to drink lots of water and eat lots of ice-cream." On a green electronic sign outside a Paris pharmacy, the temperature clocks in at 32 degrees Celsius, or nearly 90 degrees fahrenheit.

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Europeans find cool ways to chill out in Summer's record heat

Friday, August 02, 2013 - 00:51