Keyword: River Seine
The River Seine waters on Monday reached a peak in their rise of more than four metres, the highest since serious flooding in 2016, and which has caused the evacuation of about 1,500 people from their homes in the Greater Paris region and the closure of a busy commuter rail link through the capital.
Following heavy rainfall in northern France over recent weeks, the River Seine running through the middle of the French capital is expected to reach five metres above its average water level on Sunday evening, the highest level since June 2016, while about 650 people have been evacuated from their homes across the Paris region because of flooding.
The thousands of padlocks which amorous couples seal on the city's river bridges are being removed en masse to prevent structural damage.
The riverside roads have been turned over to a seaside décor of sand, palm trees, deck chairs and umbrellas until the end of August.
Pedestrianisation of one of Europe's most picturesque urban riversides sounds the death knell for the Seine's non-stop riverside express roads.