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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
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+33 1 53 68 27 81
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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An unusual attraction in Paris

This was not high on my list of things to see in Paris but my husband's friend highly recommended it so we gave it a try. I was impressed by most of the museum - the majority of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not high on my list of things to see in Paris but my husband's friend highly recommended it so we gave it a try. I was impressed by most of the museum - the majority of information is written in French and English, is pretty informative, and interesting. But I was also surprised that it is in an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A different kind of museum, and one which is on my top list. Go under the street and see what happens after you flush your toilet. No better place for such a museums than the actual sewer system which will make almost all your sense part of the experience (no taste luckily but hearing and smelling)

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Unfortunately much of the tour was wasted on us due to our lack of french. The group ahead of us looked like they were having a good time. A good deal of the tour is spent in or above an actual functional french sewer so was incredibly pungent. Information given in english on the signs was good but I was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This was quite a different tourist attraction. We had to go down some stairs and we found ourselves in the sewers of Paris. I was surprised how clean it was. There was a 500 meter path that led us to all the parts of the sewer. The entrance price wasn’t too bad at all: €4.40 per person., and all that... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This is probably not the first place on your list of places to visit in Paris but perhaps you should add it! If you are on the left bank at the Eiffel Tower or Les Invalides perhaps then come here. It is certainly unusual, where else do you pay to stand on a grill watching someone else's poo float beneath... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I enjoyed visiting this sewer museum (which does at one point have you walking above/alongside rushing sewage water that you can see through a heavy metal grating below floor level). It was interesting to see the technology/equipment used to maintain the sewers throughout the years. I was surprised that it didn't smell worse than it actually did (that being said,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit this based on our guidebook as it was recommended for kids. Aside from The toilet humour aspect, they weren't that engaged by quite an old fashioned museum layout. Maybe st Paris museums offer free entry for kids - but not here and I'm not convinced it's great value. The smell (in autumn) wasn't too bad. If... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This is an good place if you want to appreciate the underbelly of The City of Lights. It is also a quirky diversion on a raining or hot day. It is a self-guided tour that takes about 30 minutes. There are posters (in English) that explain the workings of the Paris sewer system as well as the history of sewage... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

If you ever wondered what is beneath the 26,000 manhole covers in Paris wonder no more. Best for engineering geeks but the display on how Paris handled its growth from a water and waste perspective was actually pretty interesting.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Not exactly what I was expecting. There is definitely some raw sewage around but it was interesting. I wouldn't take kids though.

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