Definitive guide

Musée des Égouts de Paris

One of the most unusual and yet surprisingly fascinating attractions in the city is the Musée des Égouts, a museum dedicated to Paris’ sewers.

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The Musée des Égouts de Paris is an underground museum dedicated to the Parisian sewer system, and it is located in a section of the real city sewers by the Seine. The museum offers the unique occasion to visit a real, functioning sewage system, and a famous one at that.

Musée des Égouts de Paris
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The Musée des Égouts, like all the most important museums in Paris, is included in the Paris Museum Pass. With the Pass, you can skip the queue and enter these museums for free. If you don’t already have one, we strongly recommend you buy yours here to save yourself time and money.

Our recommendations

As the Musée des Égouts is located in the actual sewers of Paris, come prepared. It will be humid and a tad foul-smelling. Nothing unbearable, just be warned.

As you might know, Victor Hugo spends quite some time describing and detailing Paris' sewers in his celebrated novel Les Misérables . When you visit the museum you’ll get a chance to observe what Hugo himself was so enthralled by.

The evolution of the system, its usage throughout history, its disastrous malfunctions, as well as some of its dark tunnels and arched passages are all things you’ll get to explore on your visit to the Musée des Égouts.

Location

Esplanade Habib Bourguiba, 7th arrondissement.

Tickets and price

Adult
€9.00
Adult Under 18 18-25 years old
€9.00 free €7.00

The Musée des Égouts is included in the Paris Museum Pass, which you can get here . The Pass gives you free access to all the most important sights in the city, and you don’t have to queue at the entrance. We highly recommend it if you intend on visiting Paris’ museums and attractions.

Schedule

Day
Tue-Sun
Mondays, 1.05, 25.12
Day Opening time Last admission Closure
Tue-Sun 10:00 am 4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Mondays, 1.05, 25.12 Closed

Transport

Method
Lines
Stops
Method Métro Bus RER
Lines 9 42, 63, 80, 92 C
Stops Alma-Marceau - Pont de l’Alma

Nearby sights

Musée d’Art Moderne - 500 m (0.3 miles) northwest, 6-minute walk.

Musée du Quai Branly - 400 m (over 0.2 miles) west, 5-minute walk.

Musée Guimet - 900 m (over 0.5 miles) northwest, 13-minute walk.

Eiffel Tower - 800 m (almost 0.5 miles) southwest, 11-minute walk.

Champs de Mars - 800 m (almost 0.5 miles) southwest, 11-minute walk.

Les Invalides - 1.2 km (over 0.7 miles) southeast, 16-minute walk.

Champs-Élysées - 1.3 km (0.8 miles) northeast, 16-minute walk.


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Musée des Égouts de Paris