There are concerns that more heavy downpours predict across a swathe of Europe may worsen floods that have left five people dead.
Four people drowned with thousands of houses without electricity and two lost.
The body of an aged woman was discovered in her house that was flooded.
Thousands were evacuated in France and thousands of emergency callouts made.
After a day of respite on Wednesday in central France, the area is braced for a further rise in river levels that were extremely high.
South of Paris, the Loiret department, is with seven others one degree lower.
Almost 10,000 houses are without electricity.