When the "city of love" turns into the "city of floods"

By Reuters, Ha Phuong   June 3, 2016 | 07:59 pm GMT+7

Paris and its surroundings are under water after the River Seine bursts its banks, forcing the famous Louvre to evacuate its underground vaults to save precious artworks.

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Barges are moored together near the Eiffel Tower as high waters cover the banks of the Seine River in Paris, France, after days of almost non-stop rain caused flooding in the country. Photo by Reuters/Jacky Naegelen.

A man sits in a dinghy as he makes his way towards a houseboat along the banks of the Seine River in Paris. Photo by Reuters/Jacky Naegelen

A man sits in a dinghy as he makes his way towards a houseboat along the banks of the Seine River in Paris. Photo by Reuters/Jacky Naegelen

French firefighters on a small boat evacuate residents from a flooded area in Longjumeau, southern Paris. Photo by Reuters/Christian Hartmann

French firefighters on a small boat evacuate residents from a flooded area in Longjumeau, southern Paris. Photo by Reuters/Christian Hartmann

Workers remove palm trees from the banks as high waters causes flooding along the Seine River. Photo by Reuters/Charles Platiau

Workers remove palm trees from the banks as high waters causes flooding along the Seine River. Photo by Reuters/Charles Platiau

Road signs appear isolated in the rising waters. Photo by Reuters/Charles Platiau

Road signs appear isolated in the rising waters. Photo by Reuters/Charles Platiau

The feet of the Zouave statue on the Pont de l'Alma are covered by the rising waters from the Seine River. Photo by Reuters/Pascal Rossignol

The feet of the Zouave statue on the Pont de l'Alma are covered by the rising waters from the Seine River. Photo by Reuters/Pascal Rossignol

A couple exchanges kisses on the bank of the Seine River. Photo by Reuters/Charles Platiau

A couple exchanges kisses on the bank of the Seine River. Photo by Reuters/Charles Platiau

Fog covers the top of the Eiffel Tower as rainy weather continues. Photo by Reuters/Jacky Naegelen

Fog covers the top of the Eiffel Tower as rainy weather continues. Photo by Reuters/Jacky Naegelen

 
 
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