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  • Paris: Murder Mysteries Small Group Walking Tour

    1. Paris: Murder Mysteries Small Group Walking Tour

    On this 2-hour walking tour you will learn about the city’s darker side as you glance in to its macabre underbelly. Paris has a long and tragic history of murder and execution, of rampant disease among the lower classes, and of bitter wars fought against a corrupt monarchy. The tour rips open the cloak of darkness, as you wind down alleyways and cut through the hushed night. 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 se...

    Our guide Vic was great! She was very knowledgeable, great personality and made learning the different histories of Paris fun! We loved this tour because it was a different experience from the traditional sites. We walked a lot, but we were having so much fun we didn’t mind that.

  • Medieval Paris Private Walking Tour

    2. Medieval Paris Private Walking Tour

    Explore life in Paris 800 years ago on a 2-hour tour of the most important Medieval sites in the city, including the Hotel de Cluny, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Fountain of the Innocents. Your guide will tell you about the culture, art, and architecture of the Middle Ages while walking along Medieval streets to discover façades that retain their Medieval symbols. Along the way, visit the imposing Notre-Dame de Paris, the most important monument to Medieval Paris. Wander the Latin Quarter to see where the Medieval lives on today. Pass the Hotel de Cluny, a former mansion of Cluny abbots that is now the Museum of the Middle Ages. Go to the Sorbonne to see one of Europe's oldest universities, and marvel at the Flamboyant Gothic Saint-Jacques Tower, all that remains of the 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie. Learn the mercanitile history of Les Halles, and see the oldest i...

  • Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

    3. Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

    Your guide will take you beyond the beaten track and typical tourist routes to another cultural dimension, on this mystical and enchanting escape to some of the more unusual spots in the French capital. Tailor your itinerary to suit your group and spend more time at the locations that spark your interest. Originally a swamp, the land of the Marais was drained and it became habitable, soon enticing settlers. It developed into the center of the city’s Jewish community, remaining so to this day. Over the years it has gone through several transformations, changing from a chic residential area that was home to aristocrats and even a royal court, to a run-down neighborhood. Today, the Marais is reliving its finest days. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to see the best it has to offer. Experience the royal history of the Marais by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public...

  • Paris Marais Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    4. Paris Marais Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    This 2-hour private guided walking tour of the Marais takes you to a part of Paris that has the most interesting history of all the city’s neighborhoods. Originally a swamp, the land of the Marais was drained and it became habitable, soon enticing settlers. It developed into the center of the city’s Jewish community, remaining so to this day. Over the years it has had its share of ups and downs, falling from a chic residential area that was home to aristocrats and even a royal court, to a best-avoided shady slum. During the tour your guide will show you the many faces of this unique neighborhood, and tell you some interesting stories and about important historical events. The Marais is now going through a second renaissance and is reliving its finest days. With your guide you’ll have the opportunity to see the best it has to offer. Sites you’ll visit include Les Halles, Fontaine des...

    Boris was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour .

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What people are saying about Fontaine des Innocents

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 73 reviews

Knowledgeable and delightful!

Anja was the tour guide for the four of us and we found her to be personable and well-versed in the history, architecture and culture of The Marais. After walking the many streets of the area, we had a much better appreciation of this dynamic neighborhood. The cost was reasonable and we all truly enjoyed the experience.

Our guide Vic was great! She was very knowledgeable, great personality and made learning the different histories of Paris fun! We loved this tour because it was a different experience from the traditional sites. We walked a lot, but we were having so much fun we didn’t mind that.

Dark Heart & Murder Mysteries

On the 5th of October 2019. we took this tour which was very entertaining. The guide had great knowledge and produly took us through the horrors of Paris. We gladly recommend this walk and especially with the guide who we think was caled Vicky.

Vic was very nice and made the tour very interesting! We learned a lot of scary and thrilling things about the dark past of paris! I'd recommend doing this tour!

Boris was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour .