Museum of the Sewers of Paris
Face au 93
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 68 27 81
October to April: Saturday to Wednesday: 11.00 - 16.00
May to September: Saturday to Wednesday: 11.00 - 17.00
Closed: Thursday & Friday, 25th December & 1st January
Please check with the museum regarding accessibility
Paris Pass Benefits:
Free Entry to Museum of the Sewers of Paris with The Paris Pass (Adult Only)
Normal Entry Price: Adult: €4.30 Child: €3.50
The Sewers of Paris Museum is a fascinating, and unusual museum which explores the famous sewer system of Paris. Home of gothic arches and tunnels and to a thousand stories, the Musée des Égouts de Paris is a fantastic journey into history, engineering and adventure.
Sometime around 1200 the city streets were paved and a central drain was placed down the middle. In 1370 the first stone walled sewer was built in rue Montmartre. This sewer collected the wastewater and took it to a brook.
Under Napoleon things began to get interesting beneath Paris with a network of vaulted tunnels that stretched to 30km. It was only in 1850 though that baron Haussmann, the prefect for the Seine, and the engineer Eugéne Belgrand, designed the present Parisian sewer and water supply networks.
The Musée des Égouts de Paris provides a fascinating insight into the unique sewer system of Paris, which has almost 2,100 km of tunnels and really is a Paris beneath Paris. Paris Pass holders can visit this rare museum for FREE.
With a Paris Pass you can visit over 60 top museums and attractions in Paris for free – saving you loads of money on your sightseeing trip. The pass also includes a free Metro Travelcard so you can move between each of the popular tourist attractions with ease.
Please Note: Child and teen visitors to this attraction will be charged a fee at the gate as there isn't a Museum Pass in either the teen or child Paris Pass.