Paris Walking Tour: Dark Heart & Murder Mysteries
- Learn about Paris’ long history of torture and execution, from Henry VII’s many wives to the French Revolution and the reign of terror
- Give yourself a fright as you discover the dark and violent history that lurks beneath the city’s sparkling façade
- Visit the Hotel de Concierge, where Marie Antoinette was once imprisoned, and the old Place du Greve where many were tortured and killed
Your English-speaking guide will take you to sites such as the Place de la Vert Gallant, where the last of the Knights’ Templar was burned at the stake. You will visit St Germain de Auxerrois, where estimates say some 30,000 people were killed in the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.
Your guide will point out places of interest as you stroll, leaving no stone unturned. As you delve into stories of ritual worship, you will learn about characters like Napoleon Bonaparte, Marie Antoinette and Henry IV, as well as the serial killers that once stalked these ghastly streets.
- Expert English-speaking guide
- Group no larger than 25 people
- Hotel pick-up/drop-off
- People with mobility impairments
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
Meet your guide by 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 the Seine in central Paris. The statue is of a man on a horse sitting in the middle of the bridge. Nearest Metro stops are Pont Neuf (line 7) or Cite (line 4).Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Baby strollers