It’s a day when tourists would ordinarily be found wending their way round the forecourt of the Orsay Museum awaiting entry to one of Paris’s landmark galleries, but this Sunday their absence tells a different story.
The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris dropped below six metres early Sunday after reaching its highest level in three decades as attention turned to other areas of France where alert warnings have been issued.
It has already been dubbed an "adult Disneyland" and "the amusement park of our dreams" by US college students.
Both the mens’ and womens’ finals of the French Open will be showcases for the world's top-ranking players aiming for personal bests.
France on Friday hosted top diplomats from the West and the Arab world to organize a peace conference by year’s end that would launch long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian negotiations - despite slim chances of success.
The flooded River Seine in Paris hit the critical 6m above-base-level mark on Friday and is set to continue rising, officials said, with floodwaters already wreaking havoc in the capital and elsewhere in France.
The River Seine in Paris surged to its highest level in more than 30 years on Thursday, shutting down the famed Louvre and Orsay museums, and is set to continue to rise on Friday as more bad weather arrives in flood-hit France.
The office of Paris police chief Michel Cadot recommended Thursday that the Eiffel Tower fan zone be closed for matches played in the capital itself during Euro 2016 for security reason.
The Louvre museum in flood-hit Paris said it would close on Friday to evacuate artworks held in its underground reserves as the River Seine began to burst its banks.
Air France pilots union Spaf has called on members to go on strike during the first week of the Euro 2016 soccer championship in a protest over pay, a Spaf spokesman said.
Thousands of people have been evacuated as homes and businesses across France are under threat from dramatic flooding brought on by heavy rains. Follow France 24's live blog for all the latest on the flood.
France was hit by more flooding Wednesday as heavy rains continued to fall across large swathes of the country, leaving the River Seine in Paris overflowing and water lapping at the doors of one of the Loire Valley’s most famous chateaux.
Striking railway workers suspended close to half of French trains on Wednesday in a dispute over working conditions as other services faced disruption amid an escalating stand-off between unions and the government over labour reforms.
Denis Baupin, a former deputy speaker of France’s parliament, denied allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted 13 female members of his green EELV party but admitted to playing at “seduction” in an interview published Wednesday.
France's CGT union workers voted on Wednesday to start rolling strikes in the power sector, including at all 19 nuclear power plants, as part of nationwide protests aimed at forcing the government to withdraw a disputed planned labour reform.
France’s small businesses are angry at the crippling strikes and protests spearheaded by unions against proposed reforms to labour laws aimed at liberalising the employment sector.
Parts of France were left underwater Wednesday after torrential rain swept across vast swathes of the country, flooding rural roads and villages and causing the River Seine to burst its banks in the capital Paris.
President François Hollande vowed Tuesday to defend French labels such as Champagne or Roquefort cheese in any future US-European Union trade pact.
The mayor of Paris said Tuesday she wanted to create a refugee camp in the French capital to replace makeshift camps that are swiftly closed down for health reasons.
France’s government moved on Tuesday to calm labour reform protests ahead of the upcoming European football championship, as the country braced for a week of severe disruptions after unions called for a nationwide transportation strike.