Midmarket: The Geek's Guide to Paris

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-04-20 Print this article Print
Le Musée des Égouts de Paris (Paris Sewer Museum)

Le Musée des Égouts de Paris (Paris Sewer Museum)

Want to get down and dirty in Paris? Then take a tour of the city's ancient sewer system—popular since the 1800s, apparently. Photo credit: Vincent de Groot
Ahhh, Paris! The City of Light, the City of Love, the City of ... Geeks? While the first attractions that might come to mind when thinking of Paris are monuments, art museums and more marble than you can comfortably stand, Paris is also home to a number of attractions for geeks at heart, not the least of which are its stunning, if perhaps overlooked, accomplishments in modern, highly technical architecture. But of course, le sigh, the main geek attraction in Paris has got to be the museums—dozens upon dozens of them, with focuses so specialized you'll have to carefully categorize your geek files to remember them all. Air and space, science and industry, locks, cards, magic tricks, sewers, radiation and other nerdy niches await, if you just know where to find them. In true French fashion, we'll be listing the names of the museums in French (because that's the only way they'll be listed when you're looking for them in Paris, naturally), with a following translation. How do you say geek in French, anyway?
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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