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Musee des Egouts de Paris

| Opposite 93 Quai d'Orsay (7eme), 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Opposite 93 Quai d'Orsay (7eme), 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
+33 1 53 68 27 81
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You would not know this place was here to visit. Located at the end of the Pont de l’Almu (bridge Almu) adjacent to the rail station the entrance kiosk could be selling coffee for all its appearances. It does not smell once down inside only...More

Thank Ken N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting & well worthwhile visiting this working 'museum'. Abit smelly & you are underground but only a few steps down & then you find an extensive exhibition.

Thank lisaobrien10
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a weird and wonderful museum. It can be difficukt to find --- yes, it is in the sewer! There is a kiosk on the corner of the bridge that looks like a news stand. That is where you buy a ticket and gain...More

Thank TravelBuff97
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 20 April 2017 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...More

Thank boaterlady
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank MaitrayeeShah
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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.

Thank JPeva
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...More

1  Thank Harry W
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.

Thank RadicalBMXers
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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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I really want to see this museum and I would like to know how did you book your tickets for the sewage museum? Did you purchase it in advance or on on the spot? Thanks,
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.
Is the tour offered in English?
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.