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Great Paris Flood, 1910 (20 photos)









Two men travel down the street in an improvised boat. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

Two men travel down the street in an improvised boat. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.





A polar bear in the flooded bear enclosure in the Botanical Gardens. Image: Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

A polar bear in the flooded bear enclosure in the Botanical Gardens. Image: Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

Rowing down the street in Poitiers (VIIth arrondissement). Image: Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

Rowing down the street in Poitiers. Image: Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.







People skirt the edge of the street on improvised pathways. Image: LL/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

People skirt the edge of the street on improvised pathways. Image: LL/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

Three men talking to people at first floor widows. Image: Rue des Archives/PVDE/Getty Images.

Three men talking to people at first floor widows. Image: Rue des Archives/PVDE/Getty Images.

A street of Bourgogne (VIIth arrondissement). Image: Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

A street of Bourgogne (VIIth arrondissement). Image: Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

A street of the Universite (VIIth arrondissement). Image: Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

A street of the Universite (VIIth arrondissement). Image: Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

Paris is transformed into Venice. Image: Boyer/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

Paris is transformed into Venice. Image: Boyer/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

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Boulevard Diderot. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

A bearded man stands on a high walkway. Image: Gallica.

A bearded man stands on a high walkway. Image: Gallica.

People gingerly cross the street on a wooden plank. Image: Gallica.

People gingerly cross the street on a wooden plank. Image: Gallica.

Avenue Daumesnil. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

Avenue Daumesnil. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

Avenue Daumesnil. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

Avenue Daumesnil. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

The army lays down a wooden walkway. Image: APIC/Getty Images.

The army lays down a wooden walkway. Image: APIC/Getty Images.

A Parisian suburb. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

A Parisian suburb. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

A uniformed man punts a boat as people at first floor windows look on. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images

A uniformed man punts a boat as people at first floor windows look on. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

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Boulevard Saint Germain. Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Image.

In front of Gare Saint-Lazare. Image: Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

In front of Gare Saint-Lazare. Image: Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.

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The Paris-Limoges express at the station in Choisy-le-Roi (Val-de-Marne). Image: Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.