Musee des Egouts de Paris, Paris

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#33 of 142 in Museums in Paris
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. Before you head to Paris, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paris tour itinerary planning website , to make sure you see all that Paris has to offer, including Musee des Egouts de Paris.
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  • When I mentioned that our first visit in Paris ('the city of romance') would be down a sewer my wife did not believe me, at least not until we were at the steps and heading down under the streets! I t...  more »
  • This lets you see how Paris works & survive in management of its liquid waste & water. It provides a historical view as well as current. If you have seen the top 10 then this is a must do.  more »
  • Find out where all the effluent goes. This is more of a museum than a tour. Great for those who like off beat experiences. It is stinky and a bit nauseating.  more »
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  • Very simple museum - simply a walk through the sewers with some displays and interesting information. I loved it. Well worth the couple of euro it costs
  • Quite stinky but what a neat museum/tour! The entrance is just a blue and white ticket shack with stairs leading down near the Seine river. You'll be walking along a river of excrement so be aware. Not for the squeamish.
  • Loved this. Hold your nose because it pongs a bit. Don't look for a building because you won't find one. Only a little hut at the entrance ;-) It was a different view of Paris and not very expensive. A chance to see how they keep the sewers of Paris flowing.
  • So, so smelly; but, affordable and fun. If you have a spare hour or two, a strong stomach, and a good sense of humor, go for it
  • Well it is an actual sewer. With all the smells etc. But it was interesting to visit it once.
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