Paris was the capital and most populated city of France.
In 2011, the Louvre is shown with its Director Roland Picard and U.S. First Daughter Laura Wilson, where they're keeping the Mona Lisa safe in a bunker in Switzerland for safekeeping until it was time to board the Arks. They replaced the Mona Lisa with a fake replica.
In 2012, Picard was killed in a car bomb (presumably by government agents) in the same tunnel that Princess Diana died in 1997. The assassination was publicized as a car accident.
When the worldwide apocalypse began, Paris was likely destroyed by massive earthquakes and was submerged underwater when the Worldwide Flooding occurred.
- Eiffel Tower
- Louvre Museum