STORY: Drone video on Wednesday (August 10) showed dead fish in a pond in Neuvy-Saint-Sepulchre in central France and local media reported they were killed by the effects of heat.
In Belgium, some people cooled off around a fountain while others had took to cold drinks and ice cream.
''Let's enjoy this together, despite everything. Even if it's hot and difficult. It's not a problem at all for me,'' said Brussels resident Patrick Ricketson.