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Challenge your romantic illusions of gay Paris on a terrifying 2-hour 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. 

Highlights

  • Night walking tour of Paris' ghosts, mysteries and legends
  • Discover the dark and violent history that lurks beneath the city's sparkling facade
  • Hear fascinating ghost stories
  • See the Hotel de Concierge, where Marie Antoinette was once imprisoned
  • See the old Place du Greve, where many were tortured and killed

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What You Can Expect

Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends Night Walking Tour of Paris

Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends Night Walking Tour of Paris

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.  

Itinerary

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

Customer Reviews

Kari H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide I think her name was Kate was fantastic! She had the most spell binging stories and could answer all the questions from the group easily.

mark.keritz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Thank you Daniel! This tour was fascinating and very informative. Loved every minute!

Scott A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our tour guide Ben was great!

Alexandra D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Randa was an amazing tour guide- she gave us great insight into the dark history of Paris, made the information really fascinating and relatable. The tour made me and my partner fall further in love with Paris and its amazing history. I would highly recommend this tour!!

Marie Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Highly recommended. Even though it was raining and cold, my family and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Benoit was an interesting and informative tour guide.

Christine r A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Awesome guide, learned lots of history that otherwise wouldn't. Great to see some parts of Paris that again, we probably wouldn't have wandered through.

Matthew G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a great experience learning about the history of the dark side of Paris. Our tour guide, Alberto, was very knowledgeable.

David J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Ben was a really great tourguide. Friendly, really well informed, and funny! The time flew by. Even after a day where we walked 8 hours, 2 hours with Ben went by a breeze!!

branda b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide was very informative. Loved learning all the history.

Beverly B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Good Leader. I enjoyed the history and background info. There did seem to be a gratuitous use of violence in the story telling. Perhaps a little less gore and more supporting history would make the event perfect.

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