Part of Paris are under water. The Seine, which divides the Left, and Right banks flooded to its highest level in 34 years due to several days of heavy rainfall. The banks of the river were compromised at 10 pm on Friday night. The rain has now tapered off, but officials don’t expect the flood waters to recede to their normal levels for at least a week.
The Louvre, which houses many of its masterpieces in its lower levels, closed on Friday to enable its staff to move pieces at risk to higher floors.