The Great Flood of Paris, 1910

‘In late January 1910, following months of high rainfall, the Seine River flooded the French capital when water pushed upwards from overflowing sewers and subway tunnels and seeped into basements through fully saturated soil.’ 
- Wikipedia

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1 comment to The Great Flood of Paris, 1910

  • Daryl

    Love these! I was in Paris in 1999 when a huge storm on Boxing Day ended up causing the Seine to break its banks and bring the water level to the bottom of some of the bridges (in particular, your second image of the Pont Alexander III looks very similar).

    I know because I lived on a small boat on the Seine at the time on the Port des Champs-Elysées. It was great because the large tourist boats couldn’t get under the bridges on the Seine. Made for an absolutely fabulous start to the year 2024.

    Need to get those photos I had online. Not as dramatic as these, but still pretty impressive.

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