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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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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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One of those things you can brag about later

Really neat and memorable! This is a museum with lots of demo displays (sewer cleaning machines for instance) and information about the sewers of Paris through the ages, and it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Really neat and memorable! This is a museum with lots of demo displays (sewer cleaning machines for instance) and information about the sewers of Paris through the ages, and it is entirely within a real sewer! While you walk around you can see the sewage river beneath the grates under you. There is a smell but quite manageable, and the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

I went to les egouts many years ago so I do not know what is like now. When I went there I thought it interesting but it did not take long to see it all. If I ever go to Paris again, I might go back to see if it has changed.

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Cahors, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

Peculiar and interesting. The waste water flowed beneath a grille under the walkway. Included in this trail around a little of the waste treatment of Paris was an exhibition of the historical development of Paris - This was informative.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

So much to read down there. I wanted to hurry and get out and get fresh air. There was a gift shop at the end. I felt bad for guy who worked there all day and had to go home to his wife. Smell was like the chemical toilet in a Greyhound Bus.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

We went when the sun was out, so we probably rushed around abit too quick in order to go and enjoy the sun again, but it was really interesting. Give yourself time to read the facts. Learning about the sewer system, and seeing the size of it all was very interesting. It is very reasonably priced too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Ok, so after doing the rest of Paris you are wondering what's next? Why not the sewer tour? Unusual and different. While there is a brief reference to Les Mis, it's not the focus so if you're going for that, don't. The focus is on the history and development of the Paris sewer (and water) system. You don't explore a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

After spotting this in a travel guide I thought that I would give it a goas it was clearly something a little different to come home and say that you have done on holiday! To start with the smell wasn't that bad and being cool underground was a relief from the sunshine anyway. The facts were in french and English... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Decided to check this out as we'd been to Paris many times, but had never heard of this. Less than 10 Euros for 2 adults, and 45 minutes to an hour should be plenty time. Good information, and in English too for people like us who only have about three words of French. Visited on 10 March 2014, and smell... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

Whether it is the catacombs, the car parks, the RER or the Metro (and the rest) there is an entire other side to Paris that is sous-sol. The Paris sewer visitor facility was something I had wanted to see for some time. First of all, full marks to the Paris city authority for having the imagination to open this up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

A real sewer visit with the smell included :-) You visit a part of the active sewer (it's basically above the active part. The visit is a special experience including a lot of explanation and real life view of the sewer system. It's one of the less known museums in Paris (included in the museum pass) but well worth a... More 

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