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Sewers of Paris (Les Egouts de Paris)

Pont de l'Alma, Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)
33-1-53-68-27-81
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Ranked #276 of 729 Activities in Paris
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: For an alternative view of Paris, take the hour-long tour that is offered of the 1,300 miles that...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sat - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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235 reviews 235 reviews
118 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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Curitiba, PR
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It is a different visit, but that shows the planning and the evolution of the treatment of wastewater, demonstrating that history preserved can be a special lesson in organization and commitment to the people and the public health. Can not let you go if you have a few hours of availability and enhance the knowledge of how things worked in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I was a little disappointed by the lack of information -- which was mostly in French and even then, rather sparsely placed. No audio guides etc... and quite hard to book a guided tour. The smell didn't bother me but it's actually rather cool how they put you in a working sewer. Could probably work to reduce dripping pipes as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was one of the cheapest attractions you can do in Paris and was actually pretty interesting. It is a working sewer so it does not smell like roses, but was pretty ok. Worth doing if you have been to Paris so many times you want to see something different!

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Adelaide, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My daughter was keen to do this expedition. I was amused at the idea, but not excited. Four of us made the trek from the Latin Quarter to quai d'Orsay to arrive as the tour opened. It's not exactly a tour - it's really an underground museum. The displays are fascinating and there's really no other place to house such... More 

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Lexington, MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was my second time touring the sewers. The first time was with my son..this time my wife and I toured the sewers. It really is an off beat but rather fascinating tour to see the development of the sewer system. But not for the faint of smell. The gift shop is a hoot. You too can own your own... More 

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California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
91 attraction reviews
387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In 1985 I went to Paris and didn't have a chance to see the Sewers. It's been on my bucket list ever since. I finally got to go this last summer (29 years later), and I wasn't disappointed. My wife was hesitant because she was concerned that it would be really gross. Turns out, it wasn't gross at all. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I bought the 2-day museum pass so I had to visit a certain number of museums each day. My husband and I walked passed by this little place while walking along the seine river. The entrance of the museum is really weird. A ticket booth with stairs leading visitors down the stairs into the underground. The museum shows you how... More 

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