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Musée des Égouts de Paris

€3.6 - €4.4
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It was around 1200 that Philippe Auguste fact pave the streets of Paris and provides, in the middle, a drainage channel.
From 1370, a vaulted masonry sewer and joined the stream of Ménilmontant is built Rue Montmartre.

The network then develops very slowly over the centuries and it was not until 1850 with the arrival of Baron HAUSSMANN, prefect of the Seine, and engineer Eugène Belgrand, that develop the existing sewer network and water supply of Paris.
And are made a double distribution of water (potable and non-potable) and a sewer system which extends to 600 km in 1878.
The successors of Belgrand complement and develop the Parisian network currently consists of 2,400 km of pipe galleries.

All of this history is traced by the visit through an educational journey in the various sanitation and improvements in water quality techniques, from the time of Lutece in Paris today.

11:00 - 17:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée des Égouts de Paris
  • Address: Pont de l'Alma - Face au 93 quai d'Orsay - 75007 - Paris - France
  • Phone: (33) 01 53 68 27 81

Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n°42, 63, 80, 92
  • By metro : ligne n°9 (Alma-Marceau)
  • By RER : ligne C (Pont de l'Alma)
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