Louvre and Orsay shut down due to flood threat

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Victoria Stapley-Brown:

The Louvre Museum in Paris stopped admitting visitors on the afternoon of Thursday, 2 June due to the threat of flooding from the Seine River, which it borders. The museum, along with several other major cultural sites in Paris, will remain closed at least until Tuesday, 7 June, according to an official statement. The Seine’s level exceeded 5m when the decision was made to close, and the city centre has been placed on an orange-level flood alert after days of rain… Read more 

Image: Ducks swim on overflowed embankments in Paris, Wednesday, 1 June 2016. AP Photo/Thibault Camus