Episode 13. The Flood of 1910
Paris has avoided destruction time and time again in her long history. Saint Genevieve got down on her knees and as if by miracle Attila and his horde avoided Paris, Vikings came and went, siege, disease and urban planners all reeked havoc on Paris. Both World War I and II threated Paris with ruin. So it was surprising for me to learn that the Seine, the river that runs through Paris, fundamental to the cities identity, nearly caused its downfall in the flood of 1910.