IN PICTURES: Paris gets dusting of snow as winter weather hits France

IN PICTURES: Paris gets dusting of snow as winter weather hits France
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Snow turned Paris into a winter wonderland on Saturday as an icy spell left parts of the centre and north of the country on alert.

Winter weather alerts were in place across much of central and northern France on Saturday with snow and icy conditions forecast.

The Orange alert warning, which urges the public to take care when travelling, affects 32 départements in all and will be in place until at least Sunday morning.

Snow began to fall on Paris in late morning turning the French capital into the “city of light”.

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Météo France said the snowfall is expected to be “a classic snowy episode for the season, but requiring particular vigilance as it could make traffic conditions difficult.”

The Alsace area of eastern France saw heavy snowfall overnight on Thursday and more snow is expected in the east over the weekend.

On Saturday one Parisian even got out his skis to take on the slopes of Montmartre below the Sacre Coeur.

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IN PICTURES: North-eastern France blanketed in snow

Snow in Paris has been rare in recent years, although February 2018 saw the city coated in a picturesque white covering – prompting locals to head out to the nearest hill (Buttes-Chaumont was popular) with their skis to make the most of it.


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