Someone asked me this question.  Yes.  In fact, it is in flood stage right now.   Also, there were huge floods in 2016 and 1910.  Here is a photo from 1910.

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The river Seine in Paris started to rise last week and rose even further as a result of the storm Eleanor.   The flooding right now is quite dramatic.  So how does that affect daily life in Paris?

River cruises: We took a river cruise on Jan 2, and the Bateaux Mouches, had to alter their trip as the boats can’t get under certain bridges. In particular, they could not go to Notre Dame and the Ile St. Louis.  However, they did go down to the Statue of Liberty which allowed for some great shots of the Eiffel Tower.  Some quays were also under water.  Other cruise operators have similar issues with altering their routes.

Walkways and roadways along the Seine closed:  Some of the walkways and roadways along the Seine are flooded and cordoned off.

You can see the trees that are by the sides of the river and on the walkways standing in water.

Rowing cancelled:  There is no rowing on the water for fille because the steps and dockside are under water.  In addition, there is no way to get to the floating dock attached dockside and instead of being about 6-8 feet lower than dockside it is floating about 4-6 feet higher. Also, the current is much too strong.  It isn’t obvious from this picture but there are whirlpools and eddies formed by the strong current.  The team will be practicing inside in the rowing tank and on the ergs instead.  The estimate is that it may take up to a month for the river to return to a level where rowing on the river can resume.


(Update – The Seine is expected to reach its highest point today – 1/27 –  Also, here are two more posts More about the Seine flood  and Maman: Alternate Views of the Seine Flooding.)