If you want or if you were planning to go on the Paris Sewer tour, a warning it stinks! In the third and fourth tunnel of the tour, you can see sewer water. In the sewer water, I saw a mop and poop. One time, they found some swords and boots.
In the Middle Ages, they dumped their poop in the streets. The poop drifted into canals that ran into the Seine River. You would probably not want to swim in the river! Where would you swim? They also got their drinking water from the Seine River. Ewwww! The first underground sewer was built around the 1300’s.
Did you know, sewers need to be cleaned out. They use a ball to clean out the sewer.
Facts about Paris Sewer
- It stinks.
- There is poisonous gas in the sewer.
- You would expect to see rats. There were none on the tour.
- If you laid out the Paris sewer end to end, it would reach from Paris to Turkey.
- If you loose something like keys down the sewer, you can call a number and a sewer worker will find it for free.