Thanks to Doug McDonnal for this great photo of the Pont-Neuf in Toulouse on a very hot August evening. On the quai near the bridge, you can see the Grand Roue (Great Wheel) and the Racines X Guingette, a sort of pop-up summer bar and restaurant where people gather to savor the cool breezes off the river.
On this particular evening, it hit 42 degrees C in Toulouse (you do the math, that equals really really hot!), but we sat outside at a Kashmiri restaurant on the St.-Cyprian side of the river. I can confirm that eating spicy food (and drinking Indian beer) makes you feel cooler.