Seine River Flooding Shuts Down Tourist Spots in Paris
Some of Paris' most famous tourist attractions are being evacuated
The world famous Louvre Museum has been affected by the Seine flooding, leaving the lower level of the Department of Islamic Arts closed until Sunday, according to the Evening Standard. Artwork has also been removed from the basement level of the Louvre.
The Arc de Triomphe and roads surrounding the Seine have also been closed. The iconic arches were closed Wednesday after it was deemed the structure could be dangerous with the heavy rainfall, the Standard reported.
Residential roads have also been flooded in the Paris area. Meteorologists were initially worried that the water level would reach as high as 20 feet, CNN noted, but most of those fears were alleviated after the rain stopped Friday. However, estimates still fall just under 20 feet. At its highest, the Seine reached 28 feet, during the “The Great Flood” of 1910, the Standard added.