Challenge your romantic illusions of Paris on a terrifying tour of the city’s most sinister spots. Delve into the eerie mysteries of the City of Light, strolling the serpentine streets in search of spectres and spooks; stray from the beaten path with a masterful story teller, discovering unfamiliar facts about the captivating capital as you venture to sites of reputed haunting. Gain fascinating insight into the horrible history of the city when you visit mystery-shrouded sites like the Place de la Vert Gallant and the Palais du Justice.
Night walking tour of Paris' ghosts, mysteries and legends
Discover the dark and violent history that lurks beneath the city's sparkling facade
See the Hotel de Concierge, where Marie Antoinette was once imprisoned
See the old Place du Greve, where many were tortured and killed
Greet your guide at a central Parisian location and set out to explore the spooky, serpentine streets of the city. See Paris’ sinister side on this spine-tingling tour, dispelling your romantic and elegant image of the capital; delve into its dark past, gaining gory insight into murders, executions, rampant plagues and bitter wars against the corrupt monarchy. Venture down winding alleyways under the cloak of darkness and visit significant sites such as the Place de la Vert Gallant, where the last of the courageous Knight’s Templar was burnt at the stake; scour St. Germain de Auxerrois for restless souls killed in the St. Bartholomew’s massacre in 1572; and listen out for the haunting cries of those executed and tortured before live audiences at the Palais du Justice. Stroll through atmospheric enclaves steeped in legend and history, listening to tales about the French Revolution, the Paris Commune and the Nazi rule. Learn about the serial killers who stalked the streets, and about significant historical figures that contributed to Paris’ death toll. Catch a rare a glimpse of those who loved, died and hated in the city before concluding your tour at another central location.
Sites visited on the walking tour:
• Place de la Vert Gallant • St Germain de Auxerrois • La Fontaine de la Croix du Trahoir • Rue de la Ferronnerie • Square of the Innocents • The Rat Trap Shop (as seen in the movie Ratatouille) • Tour St Jacques • La Fontaine du Palmier • The River Seine • The Conciergerie • Ile de la Cité • Palais du Justice • Hotel Dieu • Hotel de ville
If you want to discover more about the darker and more macabre sides of Paris, I recommend taking this tour. If you are fortunate to get the excellent, knowledgeable and humorous Vic, you will have a wonderful evening - she really made the tour exceptional. When we asked her sidebar questions she really knew her history and was enthusiastic to talk about it.
We quite enjoyed the historical stories, facts and occasional splashes of trivia that are plentiful. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as the tour lasts two hours and covers a lot of ground from the Île-de-Cité to Les Halles to Hotel da Ville.
This tour left us wanting to learn more about the history of Paris and hopefully see this tour expand to the Latin Quarter and Montmartre!
Good and fun tour around Paris! The guide was very knowledgable, in this walking tour you'll hear stories about some strange people who lived in Paris, some nobles and the fate of the cemeteries such as Les innocents.
It's good to gain some historical background.
Knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic guide. The tour is more historical than ghostly but is definitely worth it. You walk around to various sites and learn about some of the darker days in Paris and France. Because the tour is at night, you get a unique and beautiful view of the buildings.
We loved this walking tour around Paris! Our guide was delightful, friendly, and told very interesting stories. I would highly recommend this tour if you have never been to Paris and want to hear some of the darker stories behind such a historical city.
Guide was rude. He didn't have headset for us and we couldn't hear him as he was walking and speaking at the same time. It was so bad we left the tour. Hard to say whether the tour was any good or not since we couldn't hear any of it!
Our tour was on Friday Oct 13th. Great night for a tour! Our tour guide was very nice but somewhat difficult to understand, very heavy French accent . She smoked almost the entire time (like alot of Parisians) But would have been nicer without the smoking. Loved seeing Paris at night!