20 Photos of Snow-covered Paris Looking Even More Beautiful than Usual

Couples pose for selfies in the snow in front of the Eiffel tower in ParisLudovic Marin/AFP
Men walk with skis on a snow-covered path near the Eiffel Tower in ParisGonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The heavy snowfall in the French capital may be causing Parisians headaches due to travel disruptions, but it is a godsend for tourists. Paris is always photogenic, but it is even prettier when blanketed in white.

At least 15 cm of snow fell around the capital's outlying suburbs, the biggest snowfall since 2013. The icy weather is a stark contrast from January's mild and rainy weather, which led to severe flooding and swelling of the river Seine.

A bank of snow lies in front of The Notre Dame Cathedral in ParisFrancois Guillot/AFP
People look out on the snow-covered city from the Montmartre hillPatrick Kovarik/AFP
Snow lies on the hill below the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre, ParisJoel Saget/AFP
A man skis on the snow-covered Montmartre hill in front of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, or Sacré-CœurAlain Jocard/AFP
Icicles hang from a gargoyle on the Sacre Coeur basilica at the Butte Montmartre in ParisPhilippe Wojazer/Reuters
Snow dusts the golden gate at the entrance to the Palace of Versailles, outside ParisChristophe Simon/AFP
Seagulls perch on a snow-covered angel statue in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, outside ParisChristophe Simon/AFP
People walk in the snow-covered gardens of the Palace of Versailles, outside ParisChristophe Simon/AFP
A swan swims in the iced-over Bassin de Latone in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, outside ParisChristophe Simon/AFP
People walk through the snow outside the Palace of VersaillesChristophe Simon/AFP
A visitor takes a photo of Paris' Ferris wheel and the snow-covered Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden)Philippe Lopez/AFP
A snow-covered fountain is pictured on the Place de la Condorde in ParisThomas Samson/AFP

The heavy snowfall in the French capital may be causing Parisians headaches due to travel disruptions, but it is a godsend for tourists. Paris is always photogenic, but it is even prettier when blanketed in white.

At least 15 cm of snow fell around the capital's outlying suburbs, the biggest snowfall since 2013. The icy weather is a stark contrast from January's mild and rainy weather, which led to severe flooding and swelling of the river Seine.