Louvre threatened by floods, to close

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A man cycles in a flooded street near the clinic of Montargis in the Loiret, following heavy rain in Franc. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
A man cycles in a flooded street near the clinic of Montargis in the Loiret, following heavy rain in Franc. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The Louvre in Paris, the world’s most visited museum, is set to close on Friday after days of torrential rain caused flooding.

The closure will allow staff to move works at risk of damage to higher parts of the gallery, a statement from the Louvre said.

A couple exchanges kisses on the bank as high waters causes flooding along the Seine River in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
A couple exchanges kisses on the bank as high waters causes flooding along the Seine River in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

 

The river which runs through Paris, the Seine, has rise more than five metres above normal levels flooding parts of Paris and causing headaches for tourist attractions such as the Louvre.

Heavy rains across Europe have left at least 10 people dead, most of them in Germany.

According to the BBC more downpours are forecast across the weekend throughout central Europe from France to Ukraine.

A man cycles in a flooded street near the clinic of Montargis in the Loiret, following heavy rain in Franc. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
A man cycles in a flooded street near the clinic of Montargis in the Loiret, following heavy rain in Franc. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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