|On the Pont des Arts|
About the Seine, do you know how the Parisians measure the level of the Seine and the risk of flood?
They use the statue of the Zouave of the Pont de l'Alma as you can see in the picture below.
|Le Zouave du Pont de l'Alma|
Actually, the Zouave of the Alma bridge does not seriously serve to measure the flood level, the real scale is installed on the "pont de la tournelle".
See also the Pont de l'Alma in 1910 (old one) with the flood:
|1910 - The flood at the old Pont de l'Alma (from the left bank)|
By the way, you can compare the present level in the picture of the Arts bridge above with Lotte and the same picture last August here (see the tunnel left bank).
The route of the tour (21 km/~13 miles):