Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Somalia twin bombings kill 18 in Mogadishu

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Arming the "good guys"?

Read more

THE DEBATE

Gun Control in the United States: Will the Florida shooting be the turning point?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Giving a voice to the homeless in France

Read more

REPORTERS

'Never Again': The students pushing for US gun control

Read more

#TECH 24

A bright future for solar power

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Winter in France's Burgundy vineyards

Read more

FOCUS

How French cyber police are patrolling the 'Dark Web'

Read more

ENCORE!

Marseille mon amour: Mediterranean city celebrates love

Read more

France

Seine river breaches its banks after heavy Paris rains

© ludovic Marin, AFP | A photo taken on January 5 shows the height of the Seine river near the statue of the Zouave at Alma bridge in Paris.

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2018-01-27

The Seine river in Paris is breaching its banks in several areas after weeks of heavy rains in and around the French capital, rising more than 4.3 metres in parts of the city.

Authorities in Paris have placed the city at yellow alert, according to the Vigicrues website, which ranks the threat from flooding on a coloured four-point scale ranging from red (“major” threat) to orange to yellow and green.

The famed Bateaux Mouches and other restaurant cruises are no longer sailing as many boats can no longer pass safely under the city’s bridges.

Click on the video player below to watch the FRANCE 24 report.

Date created : 2018-01-22

  • France

    Seine drops below 6 metres in Paris but flooding in France continues

    Read more

  • PARIS

    Paris’s River Seine begins to recede after 30-year high

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Paris on alert as Seine flood waters continue to rise

    Read more

COMMENT(S)