Paris was almost shut down by 15cm of snow this week. Yes Canadians and Scandinavians, you read that right. 15cm of snow. Though such a rare occurrence it is here that schools, roads and public transport had to be shut down for public safety. Despite the anger of some Parisians at the lack of preparation from the French authorities, most relished in their “snow day”, many not going to work and choosing to take their kids (or colleagues) out for snowball fights instead, making the most of the city’s largest snowfall since 1987.