Posts Tagged ‘1910 Great Flood of Paris’
We’re working on updating you with a full list of exhibitions available for la rentrée… in the meantime, check out this virtual exhibition of photos from the 1910 Great Flood of Paris (La crue de la Seine de 1910). In late January of that year tributaries — carrying abundant rains which had been accumulating since the summer of 1909 — flooded the Seine, causing it to inundate the city. Waters rose to 8.62 meters (28.28 feet) above their normal levels. Sewers and subway tunnels overflowed and flooded the streets through drains. Although the Seine never overflowed its banks in the city limits, streets were inundated and Parisians had to navigate parts of the city by boat and hastily built wooden walkways.