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Paris Sewers Museum

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Address: Pont de l'Alma, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 68 27 81
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: For an alternative view of Paris, take the hour-long tour that is offered...
For an alternative view of Paris, take the hour-long tour that is offered of the 1,300 miles that make up the Parisian sewer system.
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smelly but fun

Yes smelly, especially as you get towards the end where you actually see solid materials in the sewer water, but educational and interesting nonetheless. And fun!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Yes smelly, especially as you get towards the end where you actually see solid materials in the sewer water, but educational and interesting nonetheless. And fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I took my granddaughter on the Paris sewer tour and we both thought it was more fun than either Versailles or the Eiffel Tower. No lines at all! You'd think people would be dying to see this since you get to go free with the Paris pass. It was also a nice change from the Metro. One large rat greeted... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I visited the sewers last week and found them interesting. Yes, they smell; you're visiting the sewers, what do you expect? The visit includes walkways around and over open sewers. There are also posters reviewing the role of the sewers, as well as their evolution, during different time periods. Some of the signs need to be replaced... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Not your typical Paris attraction. It's an interesting view of the city and the multi-lingual educational plaques help you understand the history of the Paris sewers. It can be pretty humid and odoriferous, and be prepared to see a rat and some raw sewage floating in the settling basins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Although not on a Paris top 10 list, a visit to the Paris Sewers does not disappoint. While on vacation with my family, a break from the routine of cathedrals, castles, art and such the trip to the Sewers was a very interesting, informative, and for us a funny diversion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This visit provides information on how Paris adapted its sewage system to keep providing fresh water to Parisian population constantly growing. You will visit some canals which are each following streets. Its like Paris replica underground. Visit explains also how the network is maintained.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Have done this twice. This time it definitely smelt worse than before. Quite interesting though to learn how the water system works. You only need 30 or so minutes and it's on the Museum Pass. Cost around 4 euro. Museum next to Rer at Pone de l'Alma.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The actually has some interesting educational information on the Paris water system. How these systems work is good for anyone to know. But it is in a sewer. It does stink. My wife was ready to leave almost immediately. I don't smell good - my nose that is - so not so much a problem for me. If you have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This tour took us less than an hour because we didn't have a whole lot of interest in stopping to read each sign about the history of Parisian sewers. Since you can walk through at your own pace it is a great tour for those who have a pass and just want to visit for free and also for those... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

OK, I love history, I love Paris, I like to learn new things and I like to go outside of my comfort zone but this!!! The Paris museum pass recommended it. I figured we have to go . You go get a ticket from a pretty grumpy ticket man who refused to try to help English speaking Chinese tourists who... More 

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Address: Address: Pont de l'Alma, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 68 27 81
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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