We had a properly cold snap in mid-December for a couple of days. These photos were taken at Bossay sur Claise and the nearby Chateau of Cingé at about 10:30 one morning. Everything was frosted and stayed that way for the whole day, with the temperature never getting above -1C I'm told.
The next day there was some drizzle which froze on the ground, making roads and footpaths treacherous. I slipped and slid my way round the market and heard that several people had fallen in the street. A couple of people drove up to the boulangerie and shouted their orders from the car rather than risk getting out. A brave soul emerged from the shop and handed over baguettes as required.