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Musee des Egouts de Paris

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Address: | Opposite 93 Quai d'Orsay (7eme), 75007 Paris, France
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+33 1 53 68 27 81
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Sat - Wed 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fancy a walk well off the beaten track in the French capital? This tour...

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.

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We did the self guided tour, the experience is quite good. The displays are in French and English. Everyone warns of the smell, it was not as bad as I thought it would be. There... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter S
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Melbourne
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81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the self guided tour, the experience is quite good. The displays are in French and English. Everyone warns of the smell, it was not as bad as I thought it would be. There is a lot of space in most of the areas you access so crowding should not be an issue. Most people I assume do not... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited this museum, thinking that it was the one we saw about 20 years ago. It was completely different. It is a genuine and very stinky sewer and you find out how they operate all the equipment and about the history of the sewers which were made famous by Victor Hugo in Les Misérables. There are about 40 steps... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We kept the visit to this museum for the last day. It was included into our Paris Museum Pass and we were happy not to shell out money into our yet another visit to a museum. The museum is located at a few minutes walk from The Eiffel Tower and is obviously an underground one since the sewers are real!... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I first heard about this museum during our Paris trip planning I really wanted to visit because it was so unique. Glad that we did not skip this. The museum is interesting and requires a lot of reading for those that want to learn everything. It covers how and way the Paris sewers were established and how they work.... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have curiosity for learning how the sewage system works so, we couldn't miss this visit. It was on Monday morning and we found no queues !!! I guess because it's not the typical tourist attraction. The visit takes us less than 30 min.

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Thank JPeva
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 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.... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 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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Thank RadicalBMXers
Paris, France
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 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.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 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... More 

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Reviewed 9 January 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)

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