In Pictures: Paris as a winter wonderland

In Pictures: Paris as a winter wonderland
The famous Louvre museum and its pyramid looking even more impressive than usual with a covering of snow. Pierre Verdy / AFP
Paris became the City of White on Sunday as a blanket of snow covered the French capital. It is not often Paris experiences such heavy snowfalls so below are a few photographs to mark the rare occurrence.

The city's Velib bikes not proving too popular in the cold weather. Photo: The Local

Canal St Martin on Friday evening, by Sunday parts of the canal had begun to freeze over. Photo: The Local

A Parisian decides whether to risk the icy steps of the snow covered bridge over the Canal St Martin. Photo: The Local

High point- The Sacre Coeur Basilica in Montmartre still welcomed thousands of tourists on Saturday despite the snow. Photo: Beatrice Haranger

The famous Paris Opera house in the background is hardly visible and the avenue almost deserted as the snow falls on Sunday. Photo: Pierre Verdy / AFP

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