The Paris Sewers

August 16, 2012

My article on Paris’s wasteful tourism was published on My French Life this week.

You can visit the égouts de Paris (the sewers of Paris) on your own at €4.30 per adult. For practical information (hours, location) click here. But if you do get the chance, I highly recommend the Paris Walks tour. Check here for the Paris Walks schedule. The sewer tour is not one of their regular tours, but they do offer it once a month.


Paris has another Paris under herself; a Paris of sewers; which has its streets, its crossings, its squares, its blind alleys, its arteries, and its circulation, which is slime, minus the human form.  -Victor Hugo, Les Miserables (1862).


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