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Sewers of Paris

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Address: 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
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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This tour is not for everyone. My wife was worried about germs and disease the whole time, however it was interesting to see the tunnels under Paris and even better to be able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Arlington, Texas
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Washington, DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

...but I highly recommend spending an hour beneath the city not only in the catacombs but in the sewers. I first learned that they had an interesting history from Victor Hugo, and my son the engineer, who got bored after several hours of art museums, was fascinated by this tribute to the technical geniuses who saved the city from repeated... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This tour is not for everyone. My wife was worried about germs and disease the whole time, however it was interesting to see the tunnels under Paris and even better to be able to tell people about it. It's a short tour and you are not likely to come into direct contact with sewage, but it does not smell very... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Interesting and got us out of the bitter wind without resorting to another gallery! Adults found the info interesting but kids more interested in running around and watching the sewage flow bneath our feet! A completely different side to Paris!

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Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have always wanted to visit the sewers of Paris. They are closed on Thursday and Friday but the other days have self guided tours from 11 AM to 4 or 5 PM, depending on the season. It was really interesting and educational-not at all claustrophobic. They have old equipment and lots of (bilingual) information. Only a small part of... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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257 reviews 257 reviews
61 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Tired of art museums? Want to see what happens to all that wine you drank and the food you ate. Then spend an hour in the sewers of Paris. This is an interesting excursion for engineers, environmentalists and curious kids. The museum gives a complete history of water and sewage in Paris from the Roman times to the present and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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584 reviews 584 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

But only if you have already really seen it all! I wouldn't say it is not interesting. Yes, it is interesting, but there are so many other things to see and do in Paris, that you can easily skip the visit to "Les Égouts de Paris". As a teenager I read Victor Hugo and later, much later, I saw the... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Unless you have a 'thing' about the engineering involved in creating the sewers of Paris, or an absolute need to experience this part of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables", this is best left alone. There are far too many other beautiful and interesting things to see and do in Paris. Once inside, we were just in a hurry to exit before... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great tour if you have the time. Very educational and interesting. This tour covers a very elaborate system the the pairs underground.

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Cambridge UK
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Ok so you have done the catacombs so now do the sewers. Very interesting visit for 10 euros a person. Take time to read the Paris history boards. Small queues for once in Paris who's attractions are notorious for this. Takes you about 2 hours from queuing to out.

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Suwanee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Well...as much as one can love a sewer museum. After several museums gazing on priceless artwork we visited the sewer museum. It was covered by the awesome Paris Museum Pass and there was not a line on a 32 degree, windy day. There is a smell which is not too strong and will not stay with you when you leave.... More 

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With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.