We were woken up early this morning by the sound of rain coming down like you wouldn't believe. What seemed like a moment later (but was in fact a few hours of sleep) we were woken again by a phone call from Marie who runs the restaurant in the valley. "It's flooded down here, can you come and take some photos for me?"
That might sound like a strange request, but there are plans afoot to move her restaurant into the mill beside the river, and there is some debate as to whether or not this building is liable to flooding. Since water mills tend to be beside rivers, and rivers can sometimes overflow, my money's on the "floodable" side of the debate.
Here are the pictures. The mill is built on a slope and the water comes up halfway along its length, so some of the inside is underwater. However all of the island next to it, where a terrace is planned, is submerged. This should give the decision-makers something to get their teeth into, at least.