Northern Europe has enjoyed a hot summer this year, and the beaches and parks of Britain have often been packed as a result. It has also meant that many of Jet2.com's most popular destinations have proved even more popular. This is certainly the case with the French capital of Paris.
However, as with any major destination, when the city is being sun soaked, things can get extremely steamy. The French have hit upon an idea to keep the tourists choosing cheap flights to Paris happy though – using the river that runs through the heart of the city.
In a clever bit of engineering, the waters of the Seine have been used to cool off many of the city's top attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, the Opera House and the Place Vendôme.
A Successful Strategy
The mammoth feat has been achieved by pulling water from the river and coursing it through a complex system of pipes. The water is then compressed, presenting an array of cooling boxes in strategic locations.
Perhaps the most impressive use of the technology is in the Opera House, where individual cooling units have been placed under each seat in the venue.
The idea is certainly a bold one and, having proven so successful, could well be seen in many of the world's other big cities.
For example, in London, much the same system could be used with the Thames. New York too could benefit, with the Hudson running through it.
As those choosing cheap flights to Paris may find, it could also prove more widespread in the French Capital, with almost all region around the city having access to it.