Le Musée des Égouts de Paris, or the Paris Sewer Museum, is dedicated to the sewer system of Paris. Tours of the sewage system have been popular since the 1800s and are currently conducted at the sewers. Visitors can walk upon raised walkways directly above the sewage itself. The entrance is near the Pont de l'Alma. The museum is within walking distance from the Eiffel Tower and the tour includes displays about the system that dates back to the 1200s.Numerous models and machines used in the past as well as today, are also displayed.
In the city of Neuchâtel, the Hôtel Palafitte offers a range of luxury accommodations on stilts built directly on top of the Neuchâtel lake of Switzerland. This is the only five star hotel in Europe to be built on stilts. The Palafitte also offers a wide range of on-shore accommodations. With a spectacular view of the lake and the snowy Alps in the distance, a private terrace and the comfort of 24 hours room service there is no place else you should be.