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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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  • The visit to the Paris sewers is absolutely unique. No other city in the world offers such a guide. We went in the morning against 11.30 without reservation. 93, Quai d'Orsay, achieving very well also with the subway. €4.40 entrance fee paid and direct rjntergegangen. At the entrance you will be asked where you come to get a flyer in the appropriate language. One waits briefly below until enough people have come together to get a guided tour or come down you can alone make the visit on the basis of the flyers. Got lucky and found after 5 connect a group. The leadership was in French, was very good, not too much info on board and very understandable for all. It took about 80 minutes and has a lot of fun. I would recommend anyone visiting who would like to even otherwise experience Paris. Caution: some smells included. We have also seen a few rats.
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  • Amazing this visit! A real Museum of... curiosities! A city beneath the city, amazing so you learn and you take full eyes! Of beautiful discoveries and anecdotes to discover... :) What we learn basically is that 270 people working in the sewers of Paris do not "fly" their wages at the end of the month, Oh no... they are deserving, committed and I to spend... many might not work "down there", for various reasons I prefer to let you discover... Really, really impressed with these galleries in our Parisian streets (which they, are in total 1400 kilometers...) which extend over 2500 kilometers! Tip: book before you go, so as to follow the tour with members of the team, because you learn more that only... Tip 2 (because 2 are better than one!): even if you visit the Museum in the summer and it is hot outside, even when plan one sweater, jacket or other, because in some places, it's super cool...
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  • The visit to the sewers of Paris has been very informative well admittedly. However, there are days of visit: from October to April: Saturday-Wednesday, 11 h - 17 h. From May to September: Saturday-Wednesday, 11 h - 18 h. Closed for two weeks mid January admission costs only € 4.40 / person makes this Museum one of the cheapest capital our guide, a young student was lovely and knew pretty well as a sewer despite a few small hesitations without gravity. You can get off in street clothes, no risk to walk in flooded or filled with dirt tunnels because the visitable portion was dried up in order to facilitate the visit for tourists. The tour lasts about an hour and is full of information and anecdotes, including Victor Hugo you can take pictures along the way which always nice! You can choose to visit alone or with a guide, I recommend the tour that is really interesting and more does not cost a penny more! Good ride in the lower funds Paris ;)
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  • Brilliant off beaten track museum offering information on sewers system in Paris, some history background, an exceptional opportunity to visit the sewers (not an imitation, the actual ones!) And to learn about fresh water in Paris through centuries up until now. It took me an hour to visit whole museum (I've read about 60%of the info provided there and 70% of the brochure they give at the entrance). No queues. Not crowded.
  • Great experience! In order to get full value for the money you should read all the information presented inside. The history of the sewage system of Paris is presented very clearly and the amazing evolution of the Parisian sewage is told. If you don't mind to read a little, this is really exceptional and recommended experience.
  • One of the more obscure museums I've been to. They cover the history of fresh water and waste water in Paris. Anyone with an interest in how cities are designed with enjoy this. An hour will comfortably cover everything and there's even a gift shop at the end! No waiting in lines and it is covered by the Paris museum pass. It does smell, but it is a working sewer..
  • 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.
  • A different thing to do in Paris. You get to discover a part of a city that you don't usually think about but that is vital for our modern societies.