For Paris, it was probably more of a headache than anything else. But the photos from the City of Lights early Wednesday were nothing short of magical.
As much as six inches of snow fell on Paris, coating Montmartre, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower in a pristine layer of white.It was the largest snow accumulation in the French capital since 1987, according to Meteo France, and it brought the city to a halt Wednesday morning.
Drivers were told to leave their cars at home, while rail chiefs urged passengers not to travel. Bus services in the capital were cancelled altogether.
Parisians were miffed at the lack of preparation, but the government was quick to get real with people about the science of snow removal.