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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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interesting and not very smelly

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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94 reviews 94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have been meaning to go to this museum for years, but have missed out for whatever reason each time. Finally we made it and I am so glad that we did! First of all, I'd like to address the smell. It seems that so many would-be visitors are frightened away because of the mere thought of the horrid smell.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Although it was highly recommended to us, we were a little hesitant in going to the sewers of Paris for fear of the smell. However, apart from one section, it wasn't too bad. It was amazing to see how much is involved is getting rid of waste and were in awe of how the City of Paris is still standing,... More 

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CALIFORNIA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We thought that this tour might include some romance or more interesting perspective. However, it was just a tour of the sewer system which is interesting. This is a city below the city. It does smell some, and there are various exhibits to show the history. It would have been more interesting with a guide. At least it was free... 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.