You would think that with their two-month-long election season finally reaching a climax on Sunday, the French would be on the edge of their seats.

The possibility that Jean-Luc Mélenchon could cancel out Emmanuel Macron’s recent victory in the presidential contest by leading his all-green, all-whingeing coalition of the Left to a majority in the National Assembly ought surely to get the blood coursing, no matter whose side you’re on.

Well, maybe in Paris, but not here in central Brittany. Here, the election posters are already starting to peel. All the talk is of the weather, which threatens to go from uncomfortably hot to downright unbearable over the course of the weekend.