The Musée des Égouts de Paris is a museum in Paris (France) located in the 7th arrondissement under the Habib-Bourguiba esplanade, opposite no. 93 quai d’Orsay, at the Pont de l’Alma on the Seine river.

Organized tours of the sewers were first offered in 1889. Tours were available twice monthly, and visitors were transported through the sewers on boats and wagons.

The museum details the history of the sewers from their initial development by Hugues Aubriot, provost of Paris in the late 14th century, to their modern structure, which was designed in the 19th century by the engineer Eugène Belgrand. The museum also details the role of sewer workers and methods of water treatment.

Address: Esplanade Habib Bourguiba, Pont de l’Alma, 75007 Paris, France.


Thursday 10 AM–5 PM
Friday 10 AM–5 PM
Saturday 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday 10 AM–5 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 AM–5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM–5 PM

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