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. 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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  • September 24, 2017
    Visit to discover the evolution of sanitation, with parallel a vision on the historical context. Indeed, as some have specified it in recent reviews, one can have the info on Google. However, the visit to "live", to contextualise this information. However, some information panels would require a refresh. Finally, small stating the obvious, there are actually quite normal unpleasant odors saw that the visit takes place in the sewers. For the most sensitive, a few drops of menthol on a handkerchief and the tour is played! We enjoyed this visit to do once. The rate is full price attractive (4.40 euros for adults.
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  • September 24, 2017
    The access price is low for a very interesting tour through the sewers of Paris. Many panels explain the treatment of water, the history of sewage since the creation of Paris until modern times also gave the idea of progress throughout these periods. This allows you also to raise awareness and empower us a little more about what we can throw in our toilet and sometimes causing significant damage. It is also possible to exchange with some sewer.
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  • September 20, 2017
    Learn about the Paris underground and drainage is rare. Sewage runs my feet really, because smell is tight, I was surprised. I think immersive exhibitions there, including. Panels about the Bureau of waterworks, sewage purification, work, and study.
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  • October 8, 2017
    Worth the price of admission but I wouldn’t go way out of my way or wait in line more than 10 minutes or so to buy tickets. They stop selling tickets one hour prior to the stated closing time and the gift shop closes sometime before that. Overall it is well done with interesting displays and just enough odor to remind you that there is sewer water running under the grates below.
  • October 3, 2017
    The main attraction for me was the hilarity of it being an actual sewer. We stayed nearby so I insisted that we go. My boyfriend was not much impressed. There is heaps of information but I only read small portions of it. The place does smell but you should kind of expect that for a sewer - it could smell a lot worse. For what it is I could rate it 4 stars but that might imply it is one of the great sites in Paris. Go if it intrigues you. Don't go if it doesn't.
  • June 24, 2017
    Don't do this. You walk underground over an ACTUAL sewer. The place utterly stinks and reeks. Sure the information might be interesting, but most of it is in French and the smell is so bad you want to vomit. I can't believe they allow people to walk over long corridors with sewage below! Save your money and read the Wikipedia article while sitting next to the Seine.
  • August 9, 2017
    The most extaordinary museum I've ever seen. All your senses are used: you see, hear, smell, feel. When you're in Paris, you have to go there!
  • August 25, 2017
    A very interesting underground museum. It's a unique experience but I don't recommend it if putrid smells make you feel nauseous.

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