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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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Smelly and perfect for little boys

It is in fact the sewers. "Dad look there goes some toilet paper!" My 4 and 6 year old boys loved this, and frankly so did I. I love stepping behind the scenes and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Hayward, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

All right. Who crawls around in the sewers in Paris besides Jean Valjean? We did and found it very interesting to see how the city dealt with the problem of sewage disposal in the Middle Ages. They were way ahead of other cities in getting rid of waste in a responsible manner, reducing the spread of disease. The system has... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I was not initially thrilled to visit this museum but I am glad I did. You can visit this museum in less than an hour and get a chance to learn about the history of Paris through its sewer system. It is an impressive network of tunnels under the city that give you a unique view of Paris. Children will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It is in fact the sewers. "Dad look there goes some toilet paper!" My 4 and 6 year old boys loved this, and frankly so did I. I love stepping behind the scenes and it was very cool to see how the sewers work. It does smell like a sewer, because it is one. Do not confuse this with the... More 

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you've ever wondered how the infrastructure of Paris works, this is one way to do it. It did smell, but not in the way you'd expect. It was quite an interesting side trip, not very expensive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Orange County, CA
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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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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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