Viator Exclusive: Underground Paris Small-Group Tour

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Overview

Explore the labyrinth of ancient passageways in subterranean Paris on this 1.5-hour tour of the city's sewers. Enjoy fine views over the Seine River from Pont de l’Alma, then step below street level into the sewer tunnels. On this Viator Exclusive tour, available nowhere else, listen as your guide shares tales from the sewers’ 200-year history; admire impressive feats of engineering; and learn of the flood defences and wastewater routes. Visit, too, the Paris Sewers and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Exclusive to Viator

Know More about this tour

Meet your English-speaking guide at the Pont de l’Alma bridge in central Paris to begin your Viator Exclusive tour, which can't be booked anywhere else. First, head up onto the bridge and look out over the Seine River — a source of fortune and misery for the city’s inhabitants for the last 3,000 years.
Hear the ways in which the river has helped and hindered life in Paris over the centuries. Then, step underground into the 200-year-old sewer network. Follow your guide through the ducts and passageways, and marvel at the feats of engineering you find.
Listen as your guide shares tales of the daring criminals who used the sewers in their escapes and heists, and discover how Paris purifies its drinking water, disposes of its wastewater and protects itself against flooding from the mighty Seine River. Plus, gain insight into life as a sewer worker in modern Paris and perhaps even meet one on your tour. Then, spend time in the Paris Sewers and learn how subterranean engineering developments over the years have benefited the city.
Back on street level, follow your guide along the UNESCO-listed banks of the Seine River and learn of the eco-friendly systems in place to protect the natural environment. Afterward, head back to the original start point to conclude your tour.
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Inclusions for Viator Exclusive: Underground Paris Small-Group Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Paris Sewer Museum
  • Tour in English

Exclusions for Viator Exclusive: Underground Paris Small-Group Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

The sewers feature high ceilings and wide space, but the space can be dark, damp and smelly

Minimum of 2 people required

Please note: tour is conducted only by an English-speaking guide

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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14 reviews by the users

  • This was an interesting tour and very informative about the creation of Paris and how it is now

  • Sewer tour. Not underground tour

  • Interesting. great guide.personable and informative.

  • Guide was smart and cute but spoke so fast and accented it was hard to keep up with in the sewer. All in all, however worthwhile.

  • Olek gave an amazing and very logical tour of the sewers. Completely worth the time?

  • Something different to do, quite enjoyed this tour. It wasn't hard, and we learnt a few things as well as seeing something quite different. More technical information rather than stories. I thought we'd have ride on the odd contraption in the picture, but no.... still good to do for a different perspective of Paris, recommended.

  • Very interesting and the young French guide was charming. The only thing was, we could have used a little less talk and more time looking at the exhibits, especially those with text, And my friend wanted to buy a stuffed rat for her son, but the boutique was closed for lunch ! We especially appreciated your call explaining where we SHOULD have met our guide I forgot to re-read the sheet. What a great engineering feat.

  • The guide was good and gave great information and history of sewers as well as Paris. Would definitely
    recommend this tour.

  • Tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and cordial. Wouldn't reccomend the tour in the summer, as the odor was bad enough in October. Fascinating all the same. Do it.

  • The guide was on time and took care of the entrance fee. He was very knowledgeable and the tour was long enough to get a feel of the sewer system in Paris.

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