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Musee des Egouts de Paris

Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Opposite 93 Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France
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+33 1 53 68 27 81
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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

4  Thank Rolshchikov-Dmitry
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit here during the journee de patrimonie. The audio guide download on your phone is good, its a cheap ticket and I found iut fascinating. I think this should be higher than 160 on the top things to do list, but...More

3  Thank Heather H
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Interesting museum, with information displays on the history of Paris sewers. It's definitely smelling in here, since the exhibition is underground, in a real sewer. It would be even better if some real sewermen were onsite, explaining first hand what their job actually is. There...More

2  Thank ANGELO V
Reviewed December 13, 2017

If you come from a developing country, this museum is a must visit. It tells you how Paris deal with waste water system from time to time. How serious the leaders put energy and efforts to handle the problems. Moreover, how the system works. As...More

1  Thank Ayudha
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

The visit was interesting as it explains the development of Paris and the infrastructure that is required to maintain and grow with the development of Paris. It has good displays and most of them gave an English section. It was a cold day- maybe that's...More

Thank Ingrid R
Reviewed November 28, 2017

On a rainy day, it’s a great activity. Yes, it’s sniffy but what? Very interesting history and technical exhibition. Where ever you live, you must know how a city take care of you know what. Don’t worry, no rats.

1  Thank Jerry L
Reviewed November 16, 2017

We enjoyed this tour, the thought that has gone into the presentations as one tours different aspects of the sewers. Yes, it was a little sniffy, but quite bearable. One got a good education on the technical aspects of what it takes to keep a...More

1  Thank Piccadilly8
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Title says it all. I expected a cool,waking tour. What I got was a smelly sewer I couldn't get out of fast enough. All I can say is at least it was included with the museum pass so I didn't have to pay for it.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Ok yes it does smell but it was fun. It is a self guided tour with a pamphlet (unfortunately no English guides the day I went so I made do with the Spanish version). You really do learn a lot about sewer/water treatment (never thought...More

Thank Tinyte13
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Sounds revolting, it's a very interesting self led tour. The only guides are in French, it's easy to navigate your way through. The sewer is still functioning and does stink in stages. It's also very cheap 4Euro And takes about 30 minutes.

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Tracy K
July 7, 2018|
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Response from gumont68 | Reviewed this property |
Closed. From July the first 2018 until I don't remember when
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KakaTaka
June 12, 2018|
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Response from CoPilotToAdventure | Reviewed this property |
No, no one got sick. It’s not much worse than a portapotty! Mostly a strong musky ammonia smell. The tunnels are cool, great for kids maybe 4th grade and up. The history and infrastructure is the draw for adults.
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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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