It’s high summer in Brittany, and you know what that means: country music and rodeos.
Yes, the good folk of the Côtes-d’Armor may not always wish to be seen as French, but with temperatures this month hovering around 30 degrees, they have no objection to whooping it up in ten-gallon hats while the band Rednex – from Sweden, where else? – belt out that old crowd favourite, Cotton Eye Joe.

At the rodeo, in downtown Callac, there will, I am told, be calf roping, steer wrestling, and bull and saddle bronc riding (whatever that is), followed in the evening by Rockin’ Chairs, a concert of Country classics, in the Salle des Fêtes.