The building housing the administrative services of the Ministry of Culture at 182 rue Saint-Honoré in Paris saw its basements flooded during the night of July 9 to 10. All electrical equipment had to be shut down for safety and the building remains closed this Monday, July 10 in order to allow pumping operations and to be able to evaluate the damage, exclusively material. Officers were asked to remain at home until further notice. The ministry’s services and its service providers remained mobilized throughout the night as soon as the alert was issued at 22:20. Operations are monitored by a dedicated cell.

The buildings on rue des Pyramides, rue Beaubourg, rue des Franc-Bourgeois, rue de Richelieu, de Saint-Cyr (Montigny-le-Bretonneux in the Yvelines) and the Valois hotel are operational, despite some infiltrations on rue des Pyramides.

The Ministry of Culture is in constant contact with cultural institutions to assess the potential impacts of this violent storm. Each institution concerned immediately took the necessary measures to deal with the situation.

Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, is kept regularly informed of the situation on all the sites concerned, and thanks all the agents mobilized both tonight and today as well as the firefighters for their effective interventions.