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Musee des Egouts de Paris

| Opposite 93 Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 53 68 27 81
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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 underground tunnels you will learn about the water cycle and all the work of the Paris sewer workers.
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  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Opposite 93 Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
+33 1 53 68 27 81
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank Zoe P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy, cheap, one hour, highly informative, self-guided tour of the development of the Paris sewer system. Small gift shop at the end. Consider it a hands on tour, a bit smelly, great for kids to run the tunnels, lots of history, engineering, and anecdotes. Easy...More

Thank CoPilotToAdventure
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Paris Sewer Museum is not your ordinary tourist tour. There is much interesting information and you really are inside the sewers while visiting the museum. You can see the exhibits in an hour. This was one of those museums the Paris Museum Pass allowed...More

Thank utahcarl
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The sewers of Paris have been featured in Victor Hugo's 'Les Misérables' and Gaston Leroux's 'Phantom of the Opera,' so it seems only fitting that visitors to Paris can "experience" this part of the City of Light if they are so inclined. The admission is...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

If you are having trouble finding this venue, it is immediately opposite Princess Diana's memorial, simply cross the bridge and you are there. It is a real education to see the actual working sewer system and its history. The smell is not all that bad...More

Thank kpBunbury
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Interesting, but not quirky cool that I inferred from the website. My traveling companion was little disappointed that all of the signage was in French. The museum is in an actual working sewer, so it smells. But it's interesting - especially some of the historical...More

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Located at Pont de L’Alma, halfway between Eiffel Tower and Alexander III Bridge, so 10 minutes walk either way. There is a kiosk on the corner of the bridge that looks like a news stand. Buy tickets here at €4.40 each and gain access underground...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This museum can be seen in about one hour, however, I am pretty sure we cut the visit in half due to the overpowering smell. It was hot and almost empty and my husband was almost running ahead of us, in a big rush. However,...More

1  Thank Vladimiramirela
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great little museum, very reasonable entry price (4.50 euros I think) and interesting historical and modern day perspectives of Paris sewage system. Try to coincide with a free tour (if you speak French) it was excellent and informative. Yes it smells a little but what...More

Thank Dominique H
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We have been to Paris before and have ticked the big items off, so why not go underground to a very important piece of infrastructure. It was a bit smelly; we had to tag along with a French speaking guided group but we had a...More

Thank KR1503
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of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and
Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military
precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The
area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon,
the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as
luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants
and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and
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11 July 2017|
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Response from DavidDavidDavid | Reviewed this property |
The sewer museum is on the left bank, not right. Sorry
17 February 2017|
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Response from Ken G | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets on the spot. At least when we went (in January) there was no problem getting tickets.
1 October 2015|
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Response from Armesto | Reviewed this property |
I did not take the tour but I did hear a tour that had an interpreter. However, I think the staff only does French tours. The information in the museum is presented in French and English so it is ideal for a self-tour.