The new record was measured in the southern town of Carpentras amid a Europe-wide heatwave.
All-time records begin to fall as temperatures continue to soar across much of Europe.
European heatwave: Spain battles major Catalonia wildfire
Firefighters battle blazes said to be Catalonia’s worst for 20 years, as Europe swelters in the heat.
Danish Social Democrat leader, Mette Frederiksen, will form new one-party minority government based on support from
Danish PM Frederiksen takes power and joins Nordic swing to left
Mette Frederiksen is the third centre-left leader to take office in a Nordic country this year.
Pools in France close after women defy burkini ban
Muslim women wearing ‘burkinis’ swam in pools despite a municipal ban on the full-body swimwear.