Wonderful.Captivating.

How do you enjoy snow in Paris? You go out in search of hills, of course!

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And there’s probably no better place to find them than what used to be a sparse, windmill-dotted countryside outside the city limits: Montmartre.

There was a sense of event in the city this weekend as Paris got hit with the most snow it’s seen in 24 years, and not wanting to miss out on the spectacle I abandoned the promise of a cozy peaceful Sunday at home and schlepped a camera and many layers of clothing into the great white tundra. I expected the picturesque streets; what I didn’t expect was to see so many Parisians, who are normally reserved and measured, giving into pure unadulterated playfulness.

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And where there’s no hill, you make do:

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The area buzzed with a sense of village community and camaraderie, and the weather only strengthened the feeling of…

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