In pictures: River Seine bursts banks in Paris

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The river is so high that most boats are unable to get under the bridges to pass along it.
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Some Metro lines and stations have been closed along with tourist attractions including the Notre Dame cathedral and Musée d'Orsay.
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Looking on to the Île de la Cité - the island in the Seine where you find Notre Dame - trees and lamp posts can be seen emerging from the water.
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The river is normally one or two metres (3ft-6ft), as measured from a point on Austerlitz bridge, but it is now over 5m.
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There are predictions it could reach 6.2m on Saturday - taking the level above the historic levels reached during dramatic floods in June 2016.
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Paris has a notorious rat problem and rising water levels are driving many of them out of their nests.
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However, the water is still far from the 8.6m level reached in 1910, when residents were forced to flee low-lying zones of the city.