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Musee des egouts de Paris

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Address: 93 quai D Orsay | Pont de l'Alma, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 68 27 81
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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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Paris Pass Including Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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Really cool, the Sewer Museum

OK, so this one is a little weird. The wife and I have been to Paris quite a few times, so we were looking for something new. From Wikipedia, they've been doing sewer tours since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Belgium
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As most History Channel watchers will know, Paris as a world-famous underground world of subway tunnels and tunnels of the underground sanitary sewer system. This museum is unique - it's underground and allows you to take a small walk through some of the tunnels, get to see how things are organized in the city-wide system along with nice items and... More 

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, so this one is a little weird. The wife and I have been to Paris quite a few times, so we were looking for something new. From Wikipedia, they've been doing sewer tours since 1889. It was cool to see how the system started and then continued to evolve. It is a quick and easy one. It'll take maybe... More 

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Rochdale, Lancs, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As my partner and I were on an unexpected trip to Paris and we have done all, the usual tourist stuff previously we chose this as something different. It's also a good rainy day activity as it's underground. Costs was €4.30 and well worth it, remember it's a working sewer and certainly smells authentic. There are plenty of displays as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had time to kill as the museum sits next to the Eiffel tower. It started to rain and we thought this would be a great rainy day adventure. Once we got in the smell of sewage was pretty strong. The sewers are still in use and it flows below you as you walk on steel grates. A lot of... More 

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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A museum explaining the workings and history of the Paris sewer system located with a section of sewer itself. As soon as you enter the initial stale odour is present. Plenty of information and exhibits on display in multiple languages to aid understanding. Sections of working sewer are present for which you need to walk round or in some cases... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I rarely find anything a complete waste of time, but "so-called" attraction really was. None of the (only) two interactive exhibits worked, the smell was terrible, many of the visuals looked like old photocopies. It really is a pity how this site is managed. Sorry guys, but you really need to do some work or close the place!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having been to Paris many times before one thing we had never done was visit the sewers in Paris, it was quite an interesting one and a half hours. We joined a guided walking tour run by Paris Walks, but you do not have to join a tour to make a visit. Access to the sewers (Musée des égouts de... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The unpleasantness of raw faeces flowing below you is not counteracted by the sewer education. A little too disgusting to appreciate the information on the displays. Give it a miss.

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Chatsworth, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

While not huge, this is an interesting walk through and about the development of the sewer system in Paris and overall, about sewers in general. I was not expecting to be as interested as I ended up being. Take home a souvenir sewer rat!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Excellent value (€4.40) to get an overview of how Paris and its sewer system developed with the growth of the population.

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