We present the Paris Sewer Museum. With the possible exception of London, no city in the world has a sewer system with more history. At first whiff it may represent a weird museum subject but look at it like this: the story of the sewer system in Paris is the story of the city itself. A tad melodramatic? Sure. But worth a visit nonetheless. Especially for those sick of the d’Orsay or the Louvre. Yawn.
The fact that Paris has had a defacto sewer system in place since the 13th century is remarkable. With the museum in place, visitors can now get a look at what 800 years of human waste collection looks like. Cool!