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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: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
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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If you have a museum pass

The actually has some interesting educational information on the Paris water system. How these systems work is good for anyone to know. But it is in a sewer. It does stink. My... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Michigan
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Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The actually has some interesting educational information on the Paris water system. How these systems work is good for anyone to know. But it is in a sewer. It does stink. My wife was ready to leave almost immediately. I don't smell good - my nose that is - so not so much a problem for me. If you have... More 

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New England
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This tour took us less than an hour because we didn't have a whole lot of interest in stopping to read each sign about the history of Parisian sewers. Since you can walk through at your own pace it is a great tour for those who have a pass and just want to visit for free and also for those... More 

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Brisbane
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

OK, I love history, I love Paris, I like to learn new things and I like to go outside of my comfort zone but this!!! The Paris museum pass recommended it. I figured we have to go . You go get a ticket from a pretty grumpy ticket man who refused to try to help English speaking Chinese tourists who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

...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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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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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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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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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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