David lives by the Bastille in the 11th. Once your turn a corner, there before you is "Paris Backlot" meaning you walk right into the Paris you imagine in the films. There is the cafe, the pâtisserie, the brooding Frenchman on the motorbike, the crêpe place and that lovely architecture. Amazing.
We saw these snow people outside a cafe. I took the photo and a woman ran out and joked that I owed her a service charge for taking them as she made them. This was all in French with a lot of "comment?" 's from me so humour across languages as David remarked is difficult. Sigh.