A few days ago, Paris had a rare snowstorm. Blanketed with snowflakes, the City of Lights turned into a muffled, dazzling landscape.

The Eiffel Tower, laced in ice, closed because of the treacherous weather. Meteo-France, the national weather agency, issued a winter-weather advisory. Slippery streets, power failure, phone outages. Quelle horreur.

But Paris being Paris, it didn’t let a little dusting of a couple of inches of snow stop her glamour. Mais oui. She wore it like a gown.

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For a while, the streets and parks were quiet, feathered with snow.

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Perhaps not the best day faire de la bicyclette. 

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Snow sprinkled the domes, sugaring them in silver.

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Paris in a snowglobe. Veux un cafe? 

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Umbrellas are tres chic in Paris – a must for keeping snowflakes off your cigarette.

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Aren’t poppies always under the snow in Paris?

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Train cancelled because of the snow? Order crepes! Of course, they will have a bit of dusting themselves.

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Finally at home, spend the rest of the day gazing out the window at the frosted courtyards, rooftops and streets.

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But remember blue skies are always right around the corner in Paris.

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Springtime in Paris? Non merci beaucoup. Paris in snow is enchanting.