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An alternative approach to Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but its more unconventional sights and activities can be equally beguiling.
The medieval turrets of the Conciergerie behind the Pont au Change



For a whiffer side to the city, take the steep staircase down to the 500m of odoriferous tunnels in this working sewer museum, where walkways are suspended directly above the city’s foaming innards. Exhibits cover the sewers’ development, and also their resident rats (; Pont de l’Alma, facing 93 quai d’Orsay; 11am–5pm Sat–Wed, to 6pm May–Sep; £3.20).


A royal palace in the 14th century, the Conciergerie later became a prison. During the Reign of Terror (1793–94) alleged enemies of the Revolution were incarcerated here before being brought before a tribunal, and usually on to the guillotine. A cut above the usual rat-infested chambers were Marie Antoinette’s prison quarters, now displayed with mannequins(; 2 bd du Palais; 9.30am–6pm; £6.50).

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