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IN PICTURES: You think it's cold in Paris now but look how chilly it got in days gone by

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IN PICTURES: You think it's cold in Paris now but look how chilly it got in days gone by
Photo: Paris En Images
13:02 CET+01:00
Everyone is making a fuss about the cold in Paris right now, but it's not a patch on some of the other winter chills to hit the capital in the past. Here's a look at some of the best images of Paris in the winter.
A look at the Pont Saint-Michel when the Seine River froze over in 1910. 
 
 
 
 
The Canal de l'Ourcq in the 19th when it froze over in 1941. 
 
 
 
The Jardin des Tuileries after a 1919 snowstorm. 
 
 
 
 
A lioness in the Vincennes zoo back in 1941. 
 
 
 
 
La place Vendôme during a snowy 1952.
 
 
 
The Palais de Chaillot surrounded by snow during the second world war.
 
 
 
Shifting the snow in December 1938, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.
 
 
 
The Opéra in the ninth arrondissement after the snow during the second world war, with two German soldiers under the lamp post on the right. 
 
 
 
The Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st arrondissement in January 1966.
 
 
 
Skiers at the place de l'Étoile in the 8th arrondissment, in December 1938.
 
 
 
All images were made available to The Local by the photo agency Roger-Viollet. Lovers of Paris can purchase their own copies of all the images via the site Paris En Images, which offers around 130,000 photographs of Paris.
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