Usually when people travel to France, they think that France has a very manageable weather. They probably think that France is like the middle ground between freezing England and Sweden and sunny Southern Spain and Northern Africa.
People are welcome to think along those lines, but here’s a thing: French winters can be as bleak and biting as Russian winters. The coldness of the air flowing through this part of the world owes itself to the flat geography of the European plane. There’s this flat plane that stretches itself all the way to Asia through Russia and down to Europe. Mongols and other conquerors had actually used that “highway” to get to this part of the world.
If you have a tremendous amount of cold air flowing through that fairly flat area of land, it is no surprise that many parts of Europe that doubtly don’t get all that cold, get frigid.
Welcome to France during freak winters.
What do you think happens when you have such a cold glass? It should not be a surprise. If you run a French bed and breakfast, you should be prepared for this type of possibility because things can get really bad. How bad? Well, the water in your pipes may freeze.
Even if your system is able to keep the water flowing, people trying to take a shower first thing in the morning might be in for a really rude, nasty, shocking coldness. I do not know about you, but when I take a really cold shower, I do it intentionally. That’s how I operate. I make sure that’s what I want and I do it when I want to do it.
Unfortunately, that’s not the kind of situation people find themselves in when they are just trying to take a shower first thing in the morning at the French bed and breakfast. They turn on the tap and turn on the shower and they are blasted by cold, frigid water that is enough to make people break down and assume the fetal position or get out of the shower as quickly as possible. In fact, a lot of people are screaming and yelling out loud because they got this really nasty blast of iced-cold water. It is not pleasant, it is definitely something that would make great and pleasant French memories.
So do yourself a big favor. Take your bed and breakfast set up accommodation value to a whole other level by investing in the right equipment. I’m of course talking about the best tankless water heaters you can find. Please understand that these are not cheap, but they definitely pay for themselves.
The worst thing that can happen is for the word to get out that your bed and breakfast is a hell hole for the visitors. You don’t want that to happen. Only one bad review at Yelp can turn your life into a nightmare. If you want your bed and breakfast to succeed, make the proper investments. It is definitely worth it.