Paris Sewer Museum

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Paris Sewer Museum
Musée des Égouts de Paris
Musee des Egouts de Paris FRA 002.JPG
Inside the Paris Sewer Museum
Location Pont de l'Alma, 7th arrondissement, Paris, France
Coordinates 48°51′46″N 2°18′08″E / 48.862642°N 2.302235°E / 48.862642; 2.302235Coordinates: 48°51′46″N 2°18′08″E / 48.862642°N 2.302235°E / 48.862642; 2.302235
Type History museum
Website http://www.paris.fr/english

The Paris Sewer Museum (French: Musée des Égouts de Paris), is a history museum located in the sewers at the esplanade Habib-Bourguiba, near the pont de l'Alma, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France.

History and description[edit]

Sewer worker mannequin in the museum tunnel

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.[1]

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.[2] The museum also details the role of sewer workers and methods of water treatment.

Location[edit]

The museum is accessible by metro on line 9 at Alma-Marceau station, by RER train line C at Pont de l'Alma station, and by bus lines 63 and 80 at the Alma-Marceau stop.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les deux Paris, les représentations de Paris dans la seconde moitié du XIXème siècle, Jean-Pierre Arthur Bernard, Éd. Champ Vallon, p. 240, site books.google.fr
  2. ^ "The Paris sewer system". Paris city home page. 

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