According to local reports in Burgundy the temperatures haven’t been so low for this time of the year in 40 years.
France is in the middle of a cold snap with the temperature in Dijon having stooped as low as 7C, which according to France 3 has not happened since 1975.
The famous wine region of central France saw its first snow of winter, well autumn, as a light dusting of white powder was left on higher ground.
(Morvan National Park)
There was around 2cm of snow in the Morvan hills, and in the valley of Ouche.
— Côte-d'Or Tourisme (@CotedorTourisme) October 15, 2015
— Guillaume Séchet (@Meteovilles) October 15, 2015
— Météo89 (@Meteo89) October 15, 2015
— France3 Bourgogne (@F3Bourgogne) October 15, 2015
There was also snow in the Auvergne region, where the white stuff has been falling since Wednesday afternoon in the départments of Cantal, Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme.
— OT Sancy (@otsancy) October 15, 2015
Residents have been warned about ice and snow on higher ground.
Is the early snow a sign of things to come?
After a roasting hot summer is France set for a freezing cold winter?
Not yet anyway as temperatures are set to rise again at the weekend.