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Musee des Egouts de Paris

| Opposite 93 Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 53 68 27 81
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Fancy a walk well off the beaten track in the French capital? This tour will show you the underside of Paris from Ancient times through to the era of Belgrand, the 19th-century engineer who designed the sewer system in its current form. In the underground tunnels you will learn about the water cycle and all the work of the Paris sewer workers.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good52%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sewer tour” (22 reviews)
“jean valjean” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Opposite 93 Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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+33 1 53 68 27 81
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"sewer tour"
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"self guided tour"
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"jean valjean"
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"clean water"
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"interesting visit"
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"rainy day"
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"english translation"
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"interesting museum"
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"takes about an hour"
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"gift shop"
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"quick tour"
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"learning how"
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"eiffel tower"
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"left bank"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here on a recent trip to Paris, and we really enjoyed it. My wife and I are both urban history and urban design buffs so this was really interesting for us, especially the displays about the different types of sewers and how they were...More

Thank Keith C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went down to the sewer museum to get out of the rain but I think walking in the rain would have been better. This isn't just about explaining the sewer system of the past, but you also walk over live sewers too. Had to hold...More

Thank AAJ100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only €4 entrance. You just walk round on your own. Loads of very informative boards in English, detailing history of sewerage system. It’s a little bit smelly but only slightly.

Thank Lesley H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did this thanks to some research I did online and I’m glad I did. It was really interesting seeing how Paris functions underground. Reading about how it grew historically was really nice as well. The only downside is that it isn’t really English friendly...More

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think sewer museums are very common. This one actually turned out to be pretty fascinating. There's a lot of history of sanitation and sewers in Paris. It's funny to think how relatively recent sanitation is, in the larger scheme of things. We saw...More

Thank Adam T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I mentioned that our first visit in Paris ('the city of romance') would be down a sewer my wife did not believe me, at least not until we were at the steps and heading down under the streets! I thought it was great, unusual...More

1  Thank TheZororoRetreat
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

This lets you see how Paris works & survive in management of its liquid waste & water. It provides a historical view as well as current. If you have seen the top 10 then this is a must do.

1  Thank dohts
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Find out where all the effluent goes. This is more of a museum than a tour. Great for those who like off beat experiences. It is stinky and a bit nauseating.

Thank AtlantaDybbuk
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Very interesting self-guided tour but sometimes difficult to read the boards with the glare and shadow everywhere. Very informative and a good way to pass 60-90 minutes or so.

Thank Engee1
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting museum, which is located in its own subject - in a sewer. But don’t worry - it doesn’t stink (in all meanings)! Unfortunately, some items provided information only in French, but still many others have English translation and with entrance...More

2  Thank Rolshchikov-Dmitry
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atravellingman
July 10, 2017|
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Response from DavidDavidDavid | Reviewed this property |
The sewer museum is on the left bank, not right. Sorry
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juestlazare
February 16, 2017|
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Response from Ken G | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets on the spot. At least when we went (in January) there was no problem getting tickets.
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AwardTravelers
September 30, 2015|
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Response from Armesto | Reviewed this property |
I did not take the tour but I did hear a tour that had an interpreter. However, I think the staff only does French tours. The information in the museum is presented in French and English so it is ideal for a self-tour.
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