While the level of the river Seine is starting to fall, rainfall has swelled the water in the river Marne.
The Seine floodwaters have reached their peak, but residents of suburbs to the west of Paris are still feeling the pain.
The river Seine is expected to start dropping in the next 48 hours after topping the six-metre mark, but well below the eight-plus metres of 1910.
Over one thousand people were forced to evacuate their homes in the Paris region as the river Seine continues to rise overflowing riverside walkways in the French capital.
Authorities in the French capital are preparing for the worst as record rainfall could force the Seine River to burst its banks
Car parks flood and cellars need pumping as Saone and Rhone rise inexorably.
France's second city is also feeling the effects of a wet start to 2018.
An orange warning is the second-highest alert and means citizens are advised to "be very vigilant" of the risk brought on by dangerous weather.
Heavy snow and rainfall have prompted several countries to issue alerts and order evacuations amid threats of floodings, landslides and avalanches
Soldiers and police join emergency workers and volunteers to search for survivors and victims, clear debris and restore power and communications.
November 2017 has been confirmed as one of the warmest Novembers on record.
Emergency services responded to residents stranded by the extreme weather