Paris looks absolutely magical under a blanket of snow.
If you thought Paris couldn’t get any more magical, you thought wrong.
Over the last few days, the City of Lights has been experiencing quite the snow storm. In fact, so much snow has fallen over Paris that the city was forced to shut down the Eiffel Tower to visitors. According to the Meteo France weather service, a record 5.9 inches of snow has fallen in the Paris area alone. This marks the city’s biggest snowfall since 1987.
The snow also caused some pretty intense traffic, with a record 700km (430 miles) of traffic jams, according to CNN. “The situation is complicated, it's even quite exceptional,” Ministry of Interior Frederic de Lanouvelle said on national radio France Info. “We're asking drivers not to use their cars this morning.”
But, bringing the cars and work to a standstill meant that Parisians could simply enjoy the snow, have a little fun, and snap some seriously winter wanderlust-worthy photos instead.
And though the snow is already melting in the French capital, it looks like more snow and a wintery mix are in the card for Parisians this weekend.
Before the next storm hits keep scrolling to see what the most romantic city in the world looks like as a true winter wonderland.