Sacre blanc! Eiffel Tower closes as snow blankets Paris and Northern France by Time of Lion



The Eiffel Tower turned away tourists on Tuesday as snow swept across northernFrance, causing traffic chaos in Paris during the French capital’s first real dose of wintry weather this season.

The Meteo France weather service put the greaterParisregion on alert for snow and black ice on roads, among 27 departments it expected to be on alert across the country until midday Wednesday.

The Arc de Triomphe as snow falls.
The Arc de Triomphe as snow falls. Photograph: Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

The weather caused major gridlock across the city, with more than 700km (430 miles) of traffic jams recorded at 7.30pm local time (1830 GMT) on Tuesday, local information service Sytadin said.

Paris bus services were cancelled on Tuesday evening, according to the RATP transport authority, and school transport would not run on Wednesday in several areas.

Meteo France says the snowfall will intensify overnight Wednesday, with temperatures…

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Le Jules Verne by Les Gens d’Ailleurs 

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Dinner with a view: the Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel tower is certainly one of the most amazing locations in the world to have dinner. May 2017.

Dîner avec vue : le restaurant Jules Verne à la tour Eiffel est certainement un des lieux les plus étonnants au monde pour dîner. Mai 2017.

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Paris : « I could easily see myself… » by Tom Plevnik

Un véritable regard Parisien !

Tom Plevnik Photography

… as a Parisien – strolling the Left Bank – a baguette under my arm – finishing my novel – at a table at the Cafe Flore. A Moveable Feast – Hemingway called it. – Midnight in Paris Quotes

dsc_0982-01 Pont Louis Philippe

dsc_0511-01 Rue Aubriot

dsc_0986-01 Pont Louis Philippe

dsc_1021-01 Passage Lhomme

dsc_0757-01 Musée du Louvre

dsc_0995-01 Le Pure Café

dsc_1043-01 Rue de Lappe

dsc_1431-01 Rue du Général Camou

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