The Seine River hit the highest level after nearly 35 years due to heavy rains. It rose to almost 15 feet above average.
The water levels are descending gradually, officials said.
The weather conditions has claimed four lives.
Meanwhile it was reported that it will take at least four days before tourists in the French capital get a chance to view art at the world-class Louvre Museum, where workers have been scrambling to move 250,000 artworks from basement storage areas to rooms upstairs to keep them safe from flooding.