Paris in the Snow!


Snow on Paris balcony

Waking up to a blanket of white snow in Paris – magical!

Paris in the snow is pure magic! It happens just rarely enough to be a real treat when Paris turns white with snow. The rooftops all covered in white, the blanket of snow stretching across the Champ de Mars gardens crisscrossed with footprints and the warm lights of the cafés in the wintry street scenes. Waking up in the morning to find such a scene just outside the balcony window is a wonderful surprise. I like to bundle up with my scarf and a hot cappuccino and enjoy the crisp winter air and the muted sounds of the city in the snow. The Eiffel Tower seems lost in a dreamlike haze – lightly dusted in snow against the wintry sky.

Paris balcony with wintry scene

A wintry scene on our Parisian balcony

After breakfast there’s no better way to experience the magic of Paris in the snow than taking a walk! As the snowflakes fell we took a stroll around the Champ de Mars gardens and made sure the Eiffel Tower was still there and that it wasn’t all a dream. There is just something about seeing the Eiffel Tower in the snow – we’ll never get tired of the view!

Paris Snow Champ de Mars Garden

A magical walk in the Champ de Mars gardens in the snow

There were a lot of couples out walking in the snow and enjoying the wintry romance of Paris. All of the major sights in Paris become even more romantic with a blanket of winter white – the boats along the Seine, the beautiful bridges across the river, the grand Tuileries gardens and the bright white of the Sacré Coeur church atop Montmarte against the winter sky.

Snow Paris Eiffel Tower

A snowy walk to the Eiffel Tower

The snow is even more enjoyable when you’re in good company! Crunching through the snowy streets and parks, stopping to warm up with a coffee or vin chaud and letting the snow infuse your day with its magic.

Playing in the snow in Paris

Having a silly fun time in the snow in Paris!

We  were out enjoying Paris in the snow with the lovely Ann from Huff Harrington, and we were joking around because their ads always show Ann and Meg making funny poses. So we decided to duplicate them in Paris!

Snow in Paris

Ann showing how it’s done in Paris!

While we were out walking through the snowy parks in Paris a bicycle whooshed by in the snow. Not even a snowy day can keep the Parisians from their bikes! We decided walking was not only the safer option, but also the best way to slowly take in the beautiful winter scenery in Paris.

Winter bike in Paris

Not even snow keeps Parisians from getting around on bikes!

We hope you’ll have the chance to enjoy the magic and fun of Paris in the snow one day soon!


12 Responses to “Paris in the Snow!”

  1. Suzanne de Cornelia says:

    Just gorgeous….will forward this issue to friends. All best and thank you for this wonderful newsletter! Really enjoy….miss Paris.

  2. Meredith Medanich says:

    Beautiful pictures , wish I were there! Always love the season, thanks for memories of past.

  3. Laura says:

    So happy these photos could bring back sweet Paris memories for you, Meredith!

  4. Laura says:

    Thank you for your kind words, Suzanne! We’re so happy you enjoyed this month’s newsletter. It is a pleasure to share our love of Paris with so many! 🙂

  5. Graham Colville says:

    I’d like to be able to rent a Paris apartment or hotel room with a wood-burning fireplace. What is the price tag on this luxury? Surely there must be owners willing to trust a 68-year-old man (or woman) not to burn the place down. Well, I can already hear you saying: “Dream on.”

  6. Cristina Hadzi says:

    looks truly magical like a light dusting of powdered sugar. thank you for sharing this vision of snowy Paris!

  7. Richard A. Freeman says:

    The photos are lovely, but need to be corrected in Photoshop (or iPhoto) so that the snow doesn’t appear gray. Snow is white. The automatic exposure meter of your camera assumes that all photos that you are taking have the reflectance of a grayish scene. As a result, when the camera sees a white scene, it decreases the exposure so that it appears gray. You can increase the exposure manually, or decrease the shutter speed, so that the scene is 1 stop overexposed. That will make the snow appear white!

  8. Fiona says:

    Almost a year since we were in Paris …. and you’re newsletters always make me want go back … sigh!!

  9. Laura says:

    Very happy you enjoyed, Cristina!

  10. Laura says:

    Hi Graham, There’s nothing quite like a wood-burning fireplace! Unfortunately, none of our apartments feature working wood-burning fireplaces. That would be lovely! 🙂

  11. Laura says:

    Thanks for the snow photography tips, Richard! 🙂

  12. Laura says:

    Hi Fiona, Thanks for your sweet comment! We hope you’ll be back very soon … and we’ll keep you inspired in the meantime! 😉

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