Flood Markers

Beginning in 1911, the city installed plaques and markers along the river and on various buildings showing the level of the water during the flood, most of which survive today. But there were no other lasting attempts to indicate how high the river had gone, and most Parisians and visitors either ignore these rather inconspicuous marks or simply have no idea of what they mean. One of the few flood markers around the city is at 18 rue Bellechasse.