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“For Fans of Infrastructure -- The Paris Sewer Tour”

Musee des Egouts de Paris
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Ranked #253 of 1,821 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 16, 2017

If you have a technical or historical bent, you'll probably enjoy an hour or so learning about the Parisian sewer system. It's one of the earliest efforts in humans dealing with waste removal and, of course, one of the major steps forward in health standards for large cities. It's pretty amazing to see how the sewers are maintained and cleaned. The museum is all underground and despite the subject matter is not an assault on your senses. We took our teen age daughters there and even they showed at least some interest. This is a nice change of pace from the other sites in Paris.

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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

This is a quick tour of the sewers under Paris. This is is nice tour for kids, as it is fun to see the inner workings of a sewer.

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Reviewed January 29, 2017

Here, you walk along four or five long corridors with sewer water running beneath you, while there are displays describing the history of the sewers. It stunk, and the panels and displays were a bit dated, but it was interesting and funny despite this. Nice way to pass some time in Paris.

Thank Ken G
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

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 actual working sewer! The smell is quite strong and the waste water from everyone in Paris flows in a canal right under you, separated by only a metal grate, while you're viewing the exhibits. It may not be right for everyone (especially those who do not enjoy walking on metal grates or pungent odors) but it was an interesting stop on our trip.

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Reviewed January 9, 2017

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)

Thank Gadi E
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