Louvre Closes Bottom Floor as River Seine Rises

  • At the Louvre, 2016.

    At the Louvre, 2016.

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Floodwaters have the River Seine rising after weeks of heavy rain in France.

In Paris, schools, some parks, and river boat service have been closed, and as a precaution, the lower floor of the Louvre also was shut.

The peak of the floodwaters is expected on Sunday night into Monday morning, with damage already reported in some 240 towns.

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