Whisper it softly, but with most Covid-19 restrictions about to be abandoned, the Breton fest noz, or night festival — an extravaganza of music and dance — looks set for a comeback. I confess that this will not make a lot of difference to the life my wife and I live in France, but for hundreds, possibly thousands, of village communities, it will be the signal they have been waiting for that the pandemic is finally over.