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Paris Sewer Museum (Musée des Égouts de Paris)
Paris Sewer Museum (Musée des Égouts de Paris)

Paris Sewer Museum (Musée des Égouts de Paris) Tours and Activities

Devoted to telling the story of Paris’ world-renowned sewage network – a formidable 2,100 kilometers of tunnels that run beneath the city’s streets – the Paris Sewer Museum, or Musée des gouts de Paris, is one of the capital’s most oddly fascinating museums. As well as walking along a 500-meter stretch of the sewer system, visitors can learn all about the remarkable work of engineering, the masterwork of innovator Eugène Belgrand and one of the most impressive remnants of 19th century Paris.

Exhibitions show off the magnitude of the underground network, said to mirror the streets above ground, and chronicle its development from medieval waste disposal to Belgrand’s early plans. Additional exhibits focus on the unique maintenance and cleaning of the system (using enormous wooden balls), the role of sewer workers, the historic and modern equipment used, and even the appearance of the sewers in Victor Hugo's iconic novel, Les Misérables.

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Open Sat-Wed 11am-4pm (11am-6pm in July-Aug)
Quai d'Orsay, Paris, France, 75007

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What are Paris Sewer Museum (Musée des Égouts de Paris) hours of operation?
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Paris Sewer Museum (Musée des Égouts de Paris) hours of operation: Open Sat-Wed 11am-4pm (11am-6pm in July-Aug). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.