Keyword: River Seine

Paris alert over rising waters of River Seine

The waters of the River Seine that winds through Paris have been swollen by recent heavy rainfall, causing the closure of some riverside sites at the weekend and plans to evacuate others if the rise continues in the centre of the capital which in 2016 experienced flooding that left four people dead and 24 others injured.

Rising waters of River Seine reach a peak, flooding to ease Tueasday

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.

Paris braced as swollen Seine due to reach 18-month high on Sunday

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.

Paris begins dismantling 'love locks' from bridges

The thousands of padlocks which amorous couples seal on the city's river bridges are being removed en masse to prevent structural damage.

Paris opens annual summer 'beach' venue along river Seine

The riverside roads have been turned over to a seaside décor of sand, palm trees, deck chairs and umbrellas until the end of August.

Paris mayor wins battle to end car traffic along River Seine banks

Pedestrianisation of one of Europe's most picturesque urban riversides sounds the death knell for the Seine's non-stop riverside express roads.