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ParisParis Sewers Museum (Musée des Égouts)

Wonder how Paris deals with its waste? Find out in the Paris Sewers Museum - Musée des Égouts. Located along the Seine near Pont de l'Alma. This small museum offers visitors a chance to visit Paris underground.

Well not as long, deep or popular as the Catacombs of Paris this museum makes for a nice change of pace and is something very different from other museums in Paris. Visit time is about an hour and features the active sewers of Avenue Bosquet and rue Cognacq-Jay, so yes there is a smell! Also on display is the evolution of the Paris sewer system. During your visit you'll walk through sewer tunnels, see water treatment and machines used in the sewers, including a few from years past. This includes a large wooden ball once used to clean sewers.

Tickets purchased at the kiosk across from 93 quai d'Orsay. Visit starts by walking down a winding staircase into the sewers. The smell isn't overpowering, but you know where you are :). If you're lucky you'll be able to see sewer workers giving a demonstration of their work. It's not as easy as it might seem. Small gift shop on site.

Pont de l'Alma
Across from 93 quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris
Phone:+33 1 53 68 27 81
€4.40 (cash only) - free entrance with Paris Museum Pass
October-April: Saturday-Wednesday 11-5pm - last entrance 4pm
May-September: Saturday-Wednesday 11-6pm - last entrance 5pm
Closed two weeks in January

Metro line 9, stop Alma-Marceau
RER C, station Pont de l'Alma
Bus lines 80/63, stop Alma-Marceau

Related Links:
Visit the Paris sewer system: This is an offbeat underground tour: the Paris sewers, built in the 19th century, can be visited all year round by the Pont de l'Alma.
Paris Sewers Museum: Paris has one of the world's most remarkable sewer networks, and a section of the sewers--with exhibits--is open to the public. From Paris for Visitors at

Inside the Paris Sewers Museum:

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