Paul Signac, “Snow, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris” (1886), oil on canvas, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (via Google Art Project/Wikimedia Commons)

Earlier this week, Paris all but shut down after a storm dumped up to 20 centimeters (almost eight inches) of snow on the French capital Tuesday night. Though most museums remained open, the Eiffel Tower was forced to close and will not reopen until Sunday due to continuing snowfall. While people continue to dig themselves out, we’ve taken the liberty, equality, and fraternity of compiling some of our favorite Instagram photos from the week of Parisian museums (and their gardens) covered in snow — a rare sight in the typically temperate city.

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Elena Goukassian

Elena Goukassian is an arts writer based in Brooklyn. Originally from Bulgaria, she grew up in Washington state and lived in Washington, DC before moving to New York in 2017. Her writing has also appeared...

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