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Sewers of Paris (Les Egouts de Paris)

Address: Pont de l'Alma, 75007 Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)
Phone Number: +33 1 53 68 27 81
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Ranked #311 of 834 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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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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583 reviews 583 reviews
300 attraction reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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120 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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27 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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