The Scotland team arrived in a wintry Paris on Thursday afternoon ahead of Saturday's final match in the 2013 RBS 6 Nations Championship against France.
The contest at the Stade de France - a ground where Scotland are aiming for their first win since that epic contest in 1999 when the visitors ran in five first-half tries - has a 9pm kick-off local time, which is late even by the standards of seasoned professionals.
Scotland will go through their final training session at Stade de France on Friday, though that practice has been put back by some four hours to 3pm local time.
The pitch at Stade de France, still without undersoil heating, is currently protected by covers and the team have been told they will not be removed until Friday lunchtime.
On their flight into Paris the Scots overflew endless snow covered terrain on French soil and though their coach trip to their hotel in the city centre was unaffected by the weather, it’s clear that French authorities wish no repeat of last season’s late postponement of their international against Ireland.