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Paris Sewers Museum

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Address: 93 Quai d'Orsay | Pont de l'Alma, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 68 27 81
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

For an alternative view of Paris, take the hour-long tour that is...

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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Not for the faint of nose!

After several trips to Paris and having heard of this unusual "attraction," we decided to give it a try. After all, the sewers of Paris have figured in some of the most famous... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brunswick, Maine

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband had this on his list of 'must see in Paris' so I joined him. I expected to be bored and went along reluctantly. I was so wrong! What a terrific place for filling in even more of the fascinating French history. I found the self-guided tour easy to follow and the displays were unobtrusive. I liked the dim... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After several trips to Paris and having heard of this unusual "attraction," we decided to give it a try. After all, the sewers of Paris have figured in some of the most famous novels and musicals (i.e. "Les Miserables"). It's OK, but unless you are a civil engineer or plumber, I wouldn't rush to visit "des egouts de Paris." For... More 

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Kent, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the sewers. They are a part of Paris history. The exhibits are well done in English. After reading Les Miserables, I had to visit the sewers. However, Jean Val-jean was out for lunch when we were there

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, it's a little smelly. We went because we had some extra time and it was free using the Museum Pass. The self tour was pretty good, they had all the explanations in English so I understood what I was looking at, how the sewers were built, when, who, why they were built. If nothing else, it will enhance my... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was okay, but not as interesting as we had thought it would be. Some reviewers have commented on the smell. It really was too bad. It's hours are very limited, so I wouldn't plan my day around a trip here...just not worth it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

"charming"? in the sewer? yeah, it was. It is a cute and silly museum and good for a laugh and a bit of learning.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We gave this a try and wish we hadn't......we went through it as fast as we could as the smell was not something that made us want to linger and read the information offered. My husband and I thought this was overpriced...and not that interesting to the average person.......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

There is a slight smell but it isn't overpowering, it is a museum about sewers after all! I found this to be a fascinating look at how Paris handles wastewater treatment and clean water supply. You will pass over live portions of the real sewer system and can look at informative panels (in English and French) about the history of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a very ineresting diversion from big museums. You see/learn of the history of the sewer system and how it works.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Interesting detour from the cultural overload that Paris can sometimes present. Look for sign Egouts de Paris: Entrance is from the tiny kiosk near the Pont D'Alma. Not many visitors so if you're tired of waiting in long lines, this is a nice break. The visit is self-guided with good signage in French and English. Rushing sewage (surprisingly, not too... More 

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