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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: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
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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Having been told this was a must-do whilst in Paris and having done all the main tourist attractions, the sewers was my next port of call. The museum is relatively small, it takes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl', Russia
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Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl', Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having been told this was a must-do whilst in Paris and having done all the main tourist attractions, the sewers was my next port of call. The museum is relatively small, it takes less than an hour to go through but is unusual and interesting - very informative about both water use and the sewers themselves. Worth a visit if... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was on the list of my 8 year old daughter. It was a great little tour although a little stinky at times. To see how the sewers use to be cleaned was very interesting. The museum they have set up down there is very fascinating.

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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was a cute tour of the sewers. It was most likely worth the money. With the museum pass, we thought it was worth the trip out there. It was somewhat shorter and yeah, there is the smell but it is a fun unique site to visit.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Not many places where you can be informed and entertained for less than €5 in Paris, but this hidden gem is certainly one. Entry beside a pay booth on Quai d'Orsay beside Pont de L'Alma. From there it's down and under the embankment into a world of how to get rid of what goes down the toilet since Paris began... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This may be one of the best museums ever, I'll never the know. The smell, or rather stench, is truly overwhelming. The boards with all the facts and interesting tidbits is set up over the flowing, raw sewage. Other people were actually standing and reading, we just ran through. Bring nose plugs, and you'd probably enjoy it. Bonus -- it's... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Being a theatre fan, I should have known that exploring Parisian sewers would have some reference to Les Misérables. Nevertheless, it was a good surprise. Walking through the sewers and learning about the history of water in Paris was quite an off-the-beaten-path kind of treat, together with real sewerage smells. Honestly, it's not that bad, and the history and learning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was a very interesting and informative tour in its own right, great storyboards, in-depth history and engineering of the sewers and how they relate to the growth of Paris, made more amazing (to me) because of the effect it had on others. One person fainted and another vomited - caused more by their vivid imagination than reality. Standing on... More 

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Make surer bridge entry is at the beginning of the museum, so that you begin your historical journey through the centuries at the beginning of their existence. We found it rather fascinating how they are built below the streets, with the different passage ways. There a photo depicting the scene from Les Mis to recount that experience. You are up... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I had been wanting to do this tour for some time and finally made it this trip. The smell can be a bit overpowering and you might see a rat scampering around in the distance but this is a very interesting "museum". There is a self-guided tour that takes you through the sewers near the Pont d'Alma - and also... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Cheap price and in town. Quick tour. It does smell a bit obviously but educational for sure, a bit spooky and great things to see there.

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