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France: Parisians sled and ski down Montmartre slopes after snowfall02:56

France: Parisians sled and ski down Montmartre slopes after snowfall

France, Paris
January 16, 2021 at 22:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

With the arrival of the first snow of the year in the French capital, Parisians brought skis and sledges to the slopes of Montmartre on Saturday.

Locals could also be seen rolling down the slopes beneath the Sacre Coeur Basilica, as well as building snowmen.

Two friends, Tom and Amaury, said they took this opportunity to grab their skis and come to Montmartre to enjoy the snow, as per a promise they had made each other about five or six years ago.

"I woke up this morning and saw that it started to snow a bit, I called him and said 'come, shower, and come directly.' And we took our material - these are skis we found on the street when we were coming back from a night out, about five or six years ago. And we promised each other that when it snows in Paris we'd go ski with these, here in Montmartre," shared one of the friends.

Snow in the French capital has been a rare occurrence in recent years.

France: Parisians sled and ski down Montmartre slopes after snowfall02:56
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With the arrival of the first snow of the year in the French capital, Parisians brought skis and sledges to the slopes of Montmartre on Saturday.

Locals could also be seen rolling down the slopes beneath the Sacre Coeur Basilica, as well as building snowmen.

Two friends, Tom and Amaury, said they took this opportunity to grab their skis and come to Montmartre to enjoy the snow, as per a promise they had made each other about five or six years ago.

"I woke up this morning and saw that it started to snow a bit, I called him and said 'come, shower, and come directly.' And we took our material - these are skis we found on the street when we were coming back from a night out, about five or six years ago. And we promised each other that when it snows in Paris we'd go ski with these, here in Montmartre," shared one of the friends.

Snow in the French capital has been a rare occurrence in recent years.