IN PICTURES: North east France blanketed in snow

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IN PICTURES: North east France blanketed in snow
Snow-covered streets in Strasbourg on Friday. All photos: AFP

The north and east of France has seen heavy snowfalls overnight as more snow is forecast for the north of the country over the weekend.


Up to 25cm of snow fell in some areas - although most places saw considerably less than this - in heavy falls on Thursday night and early on Friday morning.

The border region of Alsace saw the most snow, with towns including Strasbourg and Mulhouse blanketed in white.

A wider areas of northern France including Paris is forecast to get light snow over the weekend.


A man walks through the snowy streets of Stasbourg

This enterprising cyclist is not deterred by the snow in Strasbourg

The Alsace village of Riquewihr seen through falling snow

Riquewihr and its vineyard dusted in snow

Gritters keep the roads passable in Angervillers

The Petite-France district of Strasbourg in the grip of a deep freeze

The border town of Mulhouse with thick snow

Snow ploughs were out near Angervillers

A woman photographs the snow-covered trees in Mulhouse

Snow also fell on the island of Corscia earlier in the week



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