Assemblée Nationale (Great Flood)

© Bibliothèque Nationale de France
FRA near Paris

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nwolpert published on 09/20/2020 8:02 p.m.:

In January 1910, large parts of Paris became flooded by the Seine. The French National Assembly, which has its seat in the "Palais Bourbon" close to the Seine, was no exception. The MPs had to reach parliament by boats and makeshift jetties. There were heated discussions about whether Parliament sessions should continue or pause. Eventually the flood receded and life could return to normality.
Paris is still threatened by a potential flood today. The last flood happened in June 2016, although it did not come close to the one of then.

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