Winter White-Out in Rouen.


Every-one is doing it – I know! But this is a special post for my husband roasting away in the tropical temperatures of 40° during the day and 24° at night. He’s wishing for our weather and we’re wishing for his! Are we never satisfied?

When he sees me on Skype bundled up in jumpers he says I am making him feel too hot! So here are some pictures of the snow in Rouen to put things back in perspective.

These are views along Rue Jean d’Arc as I enjoyed a stroll last sunday. The best part is that all the cars have stayed at home so for the first time I can walk right in the middle of the road.

All the ornate tracery stonework of the Palais de Justice is accentuated by the fall of snow ….

….and my favorite shop, ‘Au Nom de la Rose’ which sells only roses – of course. Look how they’ve sprinkled rose petals on the snow- l’esprit français!  If you are really lucky, on non-snowy days they have little bouquets of roses called ‘garden roses’ set out on the table which are ones that they consider past their best, and sell for a snip at 4€. But if you select carefully they last at least a week and never droop.

and so should I….. at minus 5 its far too cold to stay out any longer!

Au revoir!

7 comments on “Winter White-Out in Rouen.

  1. It’s. Just. Too. Cold. I have officially had ENOUGH. And now they say it will be -15 here tonight and more snow Monday/Tuesday. My work trip back to Australia in a week where I will be working 10 days straight is looking very attractive (as is the WA Sav Blanc). Stay warm.

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  2. Looks lovely but seriously COLD. Here in Hautes Pyrénées it’s pretty nippy too going down to -11˚C at night. Today it was sunny and up to -4˚C. The worst is the arctic wind. We live on a hill which usually has many advantages, but in this weather, we’re very exposed. Am wearing two pairs of trousers!

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  3. Lovely photos! Rouen is a beautiful city. I think we’re all getting fed up with the cold but the end is in sight. Only minus 7 this morning and I’m down to wearing only one pair of trousers at a time again! Almost summer!

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  4. amelie88 says:

    Lovely pictures of Rouen! My father grew up there and I have family in Mont Saint Aignan, a village next door. It’s so pretty looking under the snow. 🙂

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  5. amelie88 says:

    My mom is American and I was born and raised in the USA. But I have been to France many times to visit family and I speak, read, and write the language fluently (went to a bilingual school when I was younger). I have dual French-American citizenship so yes, I guess I am French too. But only half! Enjoy the rest of your time in beautiful Rouen! 🙂

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