The headline in Le Figaro summed it up. “Macron: le changement dans la continuité,” or, as my old French teacher “Dutchy” Holland used to say, “plus ça change, boys, plus c’est la même chose.”

But you know what I mean.

Election fever ought to be taking hold by now. But if it is, I have yet to see the signs. There are no posters on display in the town square and no information leaflets confirming the relevant days, the location of the polling stations and the hours on which they will be open.