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Musee des egouts de Paris, Paris

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For history and adventure rolled into one, explore Musee des egouts de Paris to follow the path from Lutèce to present times. This underground attraction is a fun way to discover Paris. Wander the raised walkways directly above the sewage lines. Look for the exhibit showing the history of Paris' water cycle, along with models and machines used in the past and present. Temperatures can get much cooler underground, so consider bringing a light jacket. You can find the entrance near the Pont de l'Alma. For Musee des egouts de Paris and beyond, use our Paris itinerary maker to get the most from your Paris vacation.
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  • 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 d...  more »
  • This place is very curious, it was very good to see how running the old sewer systems. But the truth with both to do in Paris I recommend do others walks.
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  • Frankly the smell of sewage, I'll say that's normal considering the place of the visit should not expect anything else so not what to complain! However what I find disappointing is the duration of the visit, it's super short! Especially since there is not much to see in the end. Reported 1 h but ended in 30 minutes, and for what we're seeing is that not worth the cost. Reads on posters are interesting but why I can stay home!
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  • If you're interested in civil engineering or just want to do something a little different, the Musée des égouts may the place for you. Here you can stroll under real sewer tunnels and see the evolution of the sewers and its maintenance systems through time. It's a really nice way to cool off on a hot day. Keep in mind though that you are walking through real sewers so although you won't be walking knee deep in water, if you are a germaphobe, you may want to skip this attraction.
  • Really unique way to learn about the history and infrastructure of Paris. You get to see wastewater pipes, effluent and tools used to treat the water. Also extensive signage in English and French. However there was no English tour guide available when I was there. Great value for the entry cost!
  • Some people dont like the sewers but for me was incredible tour, my girlfriend was scared to find rats, incredible we didnt see one :) I completely recomend this musean, another incredible thing is that the toilets smells incredible good XD
  • This museum is not so famous, but a really good one. Not big, but super interesting. Highly recommended! :)
  • Was dissappointed by the visit. I learnt more from the discord channel videos at the exhibit than from being there. I usually spend hours in museums but was out of this one in 15 mins.