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VIDEO: Parisians take to their skis to make the most of the 'City of White'

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VIDEO: Parisians take to their skis to make the most of the 'City of White'
Photo: AFP
10:18 CET+01:00
Heavy snowfall has hit the French capital giving Parisians the perfect excuse to don their skis and take to the city's (temporary) slopes. Quite sensible given that all other forms of transport have ground to a near halt.
While many have been left glum by the disruption caused by the 15cm of snow blanketing the Paris, others have decided to seize the moment. 
 
And Montmartre hill where the famous Sacre Coeur basilica perches is proving quite a draw for the city's ski enthusiasts, while others are simply practicing their skills on the streets of the capital. 
 
They managed to get in about an hour of runs in the morning on the steep slopes of the park that descends from the church before being chased off by
the police.
 
"The snow is good, a little powdery, not as great as in 2010 but 2010 was historic," said Gilles, founder and sole member of the "Montmartre Ski Club", bearing a sweatshirt with the club's logo and altitude -- 130 metres above sea level.
 
 
Here are some of the best images. 
 
 
 

 

 

And the trend has caught on outside the city. 

 

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