In 1910, following months on high rainfall, the Seine river flooded Paris and many of its neighboring towns.
The waters did not overflow the river’s banks within the city, but flooded Paris through subway tunnels and sewers.
For over a week, the flood shut down the city’s basic infrastructure and thousands of Parisians had to evacuate their homes and to make their way around the city on improvised footbridges.
Some images of the flood:
Pont de Solférino
Quai de Passy
Quai de Grenelle
Supply boats at Boulevard Saint-Germain
One of the exits of Saint-Lazare metro station
Gare d’Orsay (now the Musée d’Orsay)
Rescue boats (I would like to find the location of the shot – can someone tell me?)
Rue de Seine