Dordogne hit by first snow of the winter

Dordogne hit by first snow of the winter
Photo: Mike Loseby/Twitter
IN PICTURES: The Dordogne in southwestern France woke up to snow on Monday morning, prompting a flurry of activity on social media. Take a look.

Yes, winter has well and truly arrived in the Dordogne in south western France , with residents taking to social media to share their snowy pics as the temperatures plunge. 

The area, dubbed Dordogneshire, because of the hugh number of British living there, is more used to being soaked in sun than covered in a blanket, albeit a thin one, of snow.

Here's a closer look.

Click here to see more pics from the readers of Sud Ouest newspaper. 

For the rest of France, snow might be a little further away, particularly in the north. Temperatures on Monday night, however, are set to drop as low as -7C in the east and -6C in the south. (See map below).

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