Massif de Sancy in this week's snow. Photo: Sancy Tourism Bureau
After a summer of scorching temperatures all over Europe, central France has gotten its first snow of winter, possibly heralding a long, cold winter.
The central region, including the wine region of Burgundy, got a dusting of up to 2 cm of snow, with cold temperatures everywhere, including a drop to -7C (20F) in Dijon. According to France 3 is the lowest since 1975. In fact, 1975 is also the last year it got this cold this early.