01 Apr 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.