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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
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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History and sewers in Paris

If you think you are going to need boots and hard hat then think again. This is not a long tour, around 3 - 400m of walking and you don't actually go into the sewers themselves... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tony B
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you think you are going to need boots and hard hat then think again. This is not a long tour, around 3 - 400m of walking and you don't actually go into the sewers themselves which has a side benefit that the smell is more damp than WC. There is no tour guide but there is a ton of... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a unique tour and actually very interesting. Not easy to find the entrance kiosk. It is not very smelly. They have and underground gift shop where all the display table are on cables that raise them to the ceiling in rainy weather. The tour is self guided and includes examples of the machines used over its history for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes it smells but seriously - its the sewers - so what exactly did you expect? If you can tolerate a bit of bad smell, then for a small price here you get to actually see and learn about the sewer system of Paris from its founding till today. I would say that this museum is something for Paris visitors... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only thing that will make an impression will be the smell, and not in a positive way. Avoid this place, especially if you do not have much time.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We included the sewers of Paris in our itinerary because Jean Valjean (Les Miserables) hid there and our 14-year-olds love Les Mis. Believe it or not, I learned a lot about how cities work; sanitation makes cities possible. Be warned: These are the current, working sewers of Paris. The liquids roaring along below you are what you would expect to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was really hard to find and pretty smelly. It was neat to see, but I don't think I would recommend it unless you are really looking for something different. It wasn't too far of a walk from the Eiffel Tower. The entrance is a very small booth that is easy to overlook. They sell souvenir stuffed animal sewer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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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