A woman was washed away by a wave on the French island of Belle-Ile on Monday after a night of storms that saw electricity cut off from 75,000 homes across the north and west of the country.
France is recovering from a month of storms, which has left thousands without electricity and damaged hectares of vineyards.
Around 2,000 homes are without power after violent hail storms struck southwestern France on Friday night, causing damage to crops and vineyards.
July this year was France's third hottest for over a century and August has started even hotter.
Over 130,000 homes were without electricity and a 72-year-old man was “between life and death” in hospital Sunday after more violent storms swept France overnight.
Storms wreaked havoc across France on Friday night, blocking trains, flooding the centre of Bordeaux and cutting off power to 160,000 households.
France’s roads will be clogged this weekend as British holidaymakers are expected to join French motorists heading south.
The French government is rushing to the aid of Burgundy winemakers who saw most of their crop destroyed by hail earlier this week.
Vines in some of France’s most prestigious vineyards were destroyed by hail as summer storms hit Burgundy.
French motorists faced 332 kilometres of traffic jams midday Saturday as local and foreign holidaymakers headed south to Riviera beaches or onto Italy and Spain.