People walk through the Champ de Mars garden on Feb. 7.

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Rare snow brings Paris to scenic standstill

The French capital was blanketed with up to 6 inches of snow on the heels of record flooding.

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People walk on the snow-covered Montmartre hill in Paris on Feb. 7, 2018. Heavy snowfall caused major travel disruptions in the northern half of France and in Paris after the weather conditions caught authorities off guard.

People walk on the snow-covered Montmartre hill in Paris on Feb. 7, 2018. Heavy snowfall caused major travel disruptions in the northern half of France and in Paris after the weather conditions caught authorities off guard.

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A snowman in Trocadero, near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris on Feb. 7.

A snowman in Trocadero, near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris on Feb. 7.

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The snowy episode brought up to 6 inches in the Paris region.

The snowy episode brought up to 6 inches in the Paris region.

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Tourists take photos outside the Louvre on Feb. 7.

Tourists take photos outside the Louvre on Feb. 7.

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A makeshift migrant camp is blanketed in snow along Saint-Martin canal Feb. 7.

A makeshift migrant camp is blanketed in snow along the Saint-Martin canal Feb. 7.

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A man skis down a street in Montmartre on Feb.7.

A man skis down a street in Montmartre on Feb.7.

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A classic Fiat 500 remains parked on Feb. 7.

A classic Fiat 500 remains parked under snow on Feb. 7.

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Vistors build a snowman at the Ch?teau de Chambord on Feb. 6.

Visitors build a snowman at the Chateau de Chambord on Feb. 6.

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City employees clear snow from a staircase in Montmartre on Feb. 7.

City employees clear snow from a staircase in Montmartre on Feb. 7.

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Students play in the snow in the Colonnes de Buren in Paris on Feb. 7.

Students play in the snow in the Colonnes de Buren in Paris on Feb. 7.

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A snowboarder goes down Montmartre hill in front of the Sacre Coeur Basilica on Feb. 7.

A snowboarder glides down Montmartre hill in front of the Sacre Coeur Basilica on Feb. 7.

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People stand outside an entrance to a metro station on Feb.7.

People stand outside an entrance to a metro station on Feb. 7.

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People walk through the Champ de Mars garden on Feb. 7.

People walk through the Champ de Mars garden in front of the Eiffel Tower on Feb. 7.

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A woman walks between trees at the Palais Royal Park in Paris on Feb. 7.

A woman walks down a tree lined path at the Palais Royal Park in Paris on Feb. 7.

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People walk outside Versailles on Feb. 7, outside of Paris.

People walk outside Versailles on Feb. 7, outside of Paris.

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The Bassin de Latone in the gardens of Versailles on Feb. 7.

The Bassin de Latone in the gardens of Versailles is covered in snow on Feb. 7.

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A man drags a suitcase along the Pont Alexandre III bridge during the early morning in Paris on Feb. 7.

A man drags a suitcase along the Pont Alexandre III bridge during the early morning hours in Paris on Feb. 7.

Photos: Seine River bursts its banks in Paris after days of non-stop rain 

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