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Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends: Night Walking Tour of Paris

Paris, France

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less for more intimate experience
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Equestrian Statue of Henri IV
    15 Pl. du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France

    Meet at the statue of Henri IV, in the middle of Pont Neuf- at the western end of Ile de la cite. Pont Neuf is the bridge that links Ile de la Cite to both the left and right banks of Paris. The statue is of a man on a horse sitting in the middle of the bridge. Nearest Metro: Pont Neuf (7) or Cite (4)

End point

  • Hotel La Ville
    70 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France

What To Expect

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.

Seine River (Pass By)

Paris, the City of Light, has a remarkably dark and stormy past. Before the city earned its reputation for culture, art, fashion and romance, it endured centuries of strife – gruesome murders, torture, and beheadings, political and social unrest, brutal monarchies and wars, not to mention terrible plagues. This tour will bring to life Paris's mysterious and often horrific past – its ghosts, legends and historic personalities. You’ll see both rarely visited and well-known sights in a whole new way!

Conciergerie (Pass By)

See the Hotel de Concierge, where Marie Antoinette was once imprisoned.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Operated by City Wonders Ltd

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


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.
Paris is a great city to walk around at night.
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Loved the tour! Guide was...
Sarah_M, Aug 2022
Loved the tour! Guide was knowledgeable and fun. Was a fun walk around the city with some dark history lessons!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour with a guide...
Eya_B, Aug 2022
Great tour with a guide who knows how to tell stories. Wonderful location selected. The two hours passed really fast.
Our guide Ami was a...
Marshall_L, Jul 2022
Our guide Ami was a terrific storyteller- suspenseful with great delivery he kept it relevant and entertaining. The amount walked was just about right.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Fun and informative
Lucie_B, Jun 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed this walk! Our guide Victoire was personable, funny, and very knowledgeable. I am French and American and learned a ton. You won’t regret going.
Informative
Maksida_S, Sep 2022
This tour was very informative and fun, our guide was well-versed and kept us very entertained. The only negative is that it rained almost the entire tour and it was very uncomfortable and hard to hear the tour guide unless you are right in front of him.
Learn About Parisian History (and Restaurants!)
Brent_P, Sep 2022
It was quite easy to find the meeting point and Ami quickly checked us in. We had a great time learning some of the history of Paris while traipsing through the dark, yet lively streets of central Paris. Much of the fun was getting to meet some of the other people on the tour. Don’t forget to listen to Ami’s restaurant recommendations.
Well done walking tour
Raj_K, Jul 2022
Amit is a fantastic tour guide. He kept us engaged with stories and history for the entire tour. I would recommend this!
Waste of time and money
kelmathews, Jun 2022
This tour was not filled with legends, ghost stories, or history. The guide was rambling in a nonsensical manner that was very hard to follow. We actually left half way through. A quick Google search found better stories than we heard on this tour.
Great way to learn hidden things of Paris
Dra_M, Aug 2022
Great walking tour, very informative and lively guide (Sylvana or Solana, sorry I didn’t quite catch it). Recommend!
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Paul_B, Jul 2022
Henri IV place of death was very good place of the excursion and very memorable, such an interesting detail !
History lesson made pure entertainment thanks to AMI
Nicole_L, Jul 2022
If you want to follow along a very graphic description of life in Paris prior to getting rid of several cemeteries in the city, the upcoming of rats while walking around the very PINTERESTed île de la cité and find out why not to name your son Henry, this tour is for you!
Interesting!
Demi_F, Sep 2022
Hearing the history of Paris and learning where the custom of saying ‘cheers’ came from. Ami our tour guide was wonderful! 😀
A great guide takes you around the Ile Notre Dame and surrounding areas with tales of ghosts, ill fortune(?) and rats
Neil_B, Jul 2022
A great guide takes you around the Ile Notre Dame and surrounding areas with tales of ghosts, ill fortune(?) and rats. Very entertaining, and well worth it.
Great history; great fun
Fred_B, Jul 2022
Really enjoyed the history brought to life; told in an interesting way at multiple places. The guide really brought a lot of passion and knowledge.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Dark Historical Walk
Juan_E, Aug 2022
The tour guide gave us some interesting stories of the history of Paris. Very engaging but not as spooky as I thought it would be.
The dark side of Paris.
James_C, Aug 2022
Lots of great info on Henry IV. I am a high school history teacher, and loved it. Dead Rats hanging like sausages in that store’s window was a great finish to the bubonic plague story!
Creepy fun
Josh_E, Jun 2022
Lots of fun and often creepy. But - it was a great way to spend a night getting to know Paris a bit more!
Boring af
Sarim_B, Jul 2022
Tour was boring and not at all scary. We left 45 mins in cause just wasn't worth it. Guide didn't have the ability to create the expected environment.
Vic gave us a scary fun evening
Georgina_M, Jun 2022
Vic told the stories with enthusiasm. Her knowledge of history is excellent and she brought it all to life. I really enjoyed the tour. Its quite a long walk but Vic adjusted the pace to suit and gave good recommendations
Ghost Tour - Highly Recommend
Kristin_F, Sep 2022
It was a neat experience learning more about the dark history of Paris. Our tour guide, Ami, was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and gave lots of good recommendations!
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