Three days of heavy rains in the capital city of France, Paris, have led the River Seine to overflow and flood the city leading to the death of one man.
Elsewhere in Europe, 10 people have been killed in Germany, 2 in Romania and one in Belgium bringing the total number of deaths to 14. Thousands of people have also been displaced from their homes across the continent following days of heavy rains.
The French Environment Minister Segolene Royal fears more bodies will be discovered as the flood recedes especially in the French villages which have seen main streets turned into muddy rivers.
The Lovre, the most visited gallery in the world, home to masterpieces like the Mona Lisa has been forced to shut down with 250,000 pieces of art moved to safety and the water continues to rise.
The riverbanks are home to both the Louvre - the world's most visited museum - and the Musee d'Orsay, which was also preparing for the worst.
Some towns in central France have been hit by their worst floods in over a century, with more than 5,000 people evacuated since the weekend and around 19,000 homes without power.
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