Paris Sewer Museum
Did you know that beneath the feet of Parisians can be found architectural and industrial heritage that is unique in every way?
An unusual visit to discover the sewers of Paris
Discovering Paris' sewers
Dozens of metres underground, far from the hustle and bustle of the capital, you find yourself in the twists and turns of the Paris sewer system. Deep down in the dark, learn about their history and how they have evolved over the centuries, from the Roman era up to modern day. Explore the converted galleries and part of the Parisian sewers designed by Aubriot, the 19th century engineer behind the current network. He was responsible for improving the original covered sewers built in the Middle Ages.
Go down to the underground galleries and spend one hour with the passionate and fascinating guide who will tell you about Paris’ water cycle and its history. Models and other tools from past and present will be used to teach you all the secrets of Parisian sewer workers. A “sluice cart” for clearing out the sewers, an old pump for raising the water level and a “sluice boat” that functions down in the sewers are presented during the visit.
Recommended for curious minds, young and old!
TOP TIP: the admission ticket is included in the Paris Region Pass Experience.
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 5 pm. Closed on Monday. Last access at 4pm.
- Full price: 9 € Reduced price: 7 € (Large families, seniors).
Free entry for children < 18 years.
- Copyright image:
- Jean-Baptiste Gurliat / Ville de Paris