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Paris Sewers Museum

Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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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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Sat - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Funny place...

Lots of history below ground and the sewer is still working! Worth a visit on a rainy day and a wander around the underground of the streets above...

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history below ground and the sewer is still working! Worth a visit on a rainy day and a wander around the underground of the streets above...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very intrigued by this museum and wanted to give it a try. I'm admittedly not very interested in the Paris art museums or scene, and am more interested in history. The museum is a working sewer system, which I think it adds to its authenticity. Quite a bit of history was covered (Roman Paris through medieval times and... More 

Thank travelbirdette
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boys and I love Les Miserable, so saying that when we encountered a rainy day, we decided to go below to the sewers. This is a self guided tour and very smelly as these are real working sewers of Paris. Interesting in a grotesque way.

Thank Cynsu1
Hartford, Connecticut
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I first went to Paris in the 80's and tried unsuccessfully to find this "attraction" so I was glad to find it much easier to find a quarter of a century later. It's very reasonably priced but admittedly, it's not for everyone. The exhibits incorporate the actual sewer system so yes, it's going to smell (though not as bad as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I am normally fully onboard for offbeat tours and find the mechanics of city life to be pretty interesting. At 4 Euros, it's hard to be too put off by the Sewers Museum, but it didn't thrill me either. There was no line when we went at around 4 PM on a weekday. It was a self-guided tour. You see... More 

Thank unlikeanyone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This museum is located in a working sewer. If you want to know more about the history of Paris, a visit here gives you a different perspective of the city. I was looking foreword to this museum after reading about it on the Internet and was glad I went. Pros - In a real working sewer, doesn't get more real... More 

Thank shiuraz
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Wonderfully strange tourist attraction. Very interesting, but it is smelly in one part of the self guided tour. Not expensive and good for rainy day activity

Thank Weary_Traveller6166
Washington, DC
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

So, let's get one thing straight: this is an actual working sewer you're visiting. If you're expecting historical replicas, prepare to be rudely disappointed. There's a section of well-written and interesting explanatory text that walks you through the history of water provision and sewage disposal in Paris, with historical pictures, maps and drawings. However, its location, directly above a fast-running... More 

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Alleroed Municipality, Denmark
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Talking about climate changes the visit to the Paris Sewers Museum gives you a great insight in a metropolis handling storm water and sewage. I am sure that not engineers will enjoy the museum. Kids will love to see live wild rats running around in a sewer (maybe I was just lucky to see some - who knows) and theater... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A self-guided tour through the sewers of Paris. It smells funky, but the kiosks detail the development of this most essential utility,

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