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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
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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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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... read more

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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 9 October 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 25 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This was fun and interesting for me. It was definitely unusual, with a lot more history of Paris than I expected. There weren't many people and not too many stairs. It was certainly smelly--I used a scarf to cover my nose--and you definitely see real sewage. You stand on grates and see it flow....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

As an engineer I find the workings of all things of interest. While sewers are the least glamorous of places, Paris would be far from glorious for lack of them. It was a surprise to me that Paris operates a mixed storm water-sewer system. Highly inefficient and potentially problematic for bad weather overflows. More modern cities separate the flows. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The smell wasn't as bad as we expected it to be. Being to Paris quite a few times, we wanted to find something new and unexplored by us. It was actually quite cool (literally as well). No special equipment needed. One can learn many things about the "underbelly" of a great city.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

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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