Below Ground Paris

I’m at a conference in Tuscon, Arizona surrounded by Francophiles!  How cool is that?!  Several women have been asking me about this blog and about my Paris trip.  There are also a few guys eagerly offering me advice/suggestions for new and interesting things to do on our next trip.  One such guy, Galen insists that the gals and I try the weirdest excursion I have heard of for a girl’s vacation – Musée des égouts de Paris, or Paris Sewers Museum.  Yes, Galen’s mind is in the gutter – literally!  Perhaps he is thinking that a tour will be reminiscent of the musical Les Misérables and Cosette will be our tour guide.  I rather doubt it and I think it would be best for Galen to take the tour first and then report back to us gals before we book our visit!

From what I’ve discovered, the sewer system tour includes viewing old pipes, peeking at antiquated equipment and oohing and ahhing over large wooden balls used in the “olden days” to clean out the sewers.  There is a gift shop which you can purchase souvenirs (I can’t imagine what they sell, can you?) of the trip down into the underground of Paris.  So Weekend In Paris readers what do you think of the idea that we visit the sewers next Gal Pal trip?  Vote here:  [polldaddy poll=4831663]

The Paris Sewers Museum is located on the Left Bank in the 7th arrondissement at ground level, between the Quai d’Orsay and the Seine.

4 Comments
  • Galen
    Posted at 20:41h, 02 April Reply

    Priscilla, I voted yes but doubt that you will let me go with the group to Paris. I enjoyed visiting with you at the Tucson conference and hope that for your next visit you will definitely visit the Paris sewers. I really can’t imagine anything more exciting than seeing the soft underbelly of such a beautiful city.

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 19:23h, 03 April Reply

      Hooray for chiming in Galen! I love that you took the poll as well.
      Maybe you should take Kathy on the tour and then have her vote again! 🙂
      Please keep reading and giving me your “insider tips” to post.
      Cheers,
      Priscilla

  • Debbie Beardsley
    Posted at 18:30h, 01 April Reply

    We toured des égouts while in Paris with our teenage children, one boy and one girl. The boys found it more interesting that us girls but it was an interesting tour. Its amazing what is under our streets! Oh yea, it wasn’t really stinky. Only certain parts smelled but not what you would think 🙂

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 18:36h, 01 April Reply

      Thanks for the input Debbie! I hope you voted so that I can tally the votes and let the gals know if we are a “go” or a “no” for this. Should be interesting!
      Also, thanks for taking the time to read and comment. It’s always fun to hear from new readers to the blog.
      Cheers,
      Priscilla

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