Winter passed Paris by this year.
Unless it's this mild every year!
We had 2 or 3 days TOTAL where the temperature dropped below freezing (all the way down to 29 ;)).
And now, things are in bloom!!! Oh la la!
UPDATED to add that I was told we're about 15 days ahead of schedule this year. I guess the blooms all begin about mid-March. Not so this year. :)