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Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

1. Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

Visit one of Paris’ quirkier landmarks, the Père Lachaise Cemetery, on a walking tour with an expert guide. Don’t miss the most visited cemetery in the world during your stay in Paris, with over 3.5 million visitors every year. See the final resting places of many famous artistic, literary, and historical figures, including Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf, Delacroix, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and many others. Explore the grounds of the 19th-century cemetery with your guide, whose commentary will balance humor with historical accuracy. Let them share secrets with you about the cemetery and some of its famous residents. Highlights include the quaint cobbled paths, elaborate tombs, and stunning decorative funerary art.

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Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

2. Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

Throughout your 2-hour guided tour you will discover the dark side of the center of Paris. Choose between a shared or private experience, which will begin at the former main site of the bloody and popular public executions, which were both adored and appreciated by Parisians. You will see how cruelly they used to punish convicted criminals, as well as the occasional unfortunate innocent person too. Paris is a haunted city with plenty of ghosts and phantoms. One famous French poet became the ghost that today haunts a theater, another one was injured during a fire and has since never left the Opera House. You'll learn about the "evil queen" of France, and how another spirit haunted her all the way up until her final days. Demons and devilish beings are everywhere in Paris, with the Notre-Dame Cathedral containing plenty of them on its exterior. On this facade there are so many creepy and mysterious signs and symbols, which require a thorough investigation to properly appreciate it. You will learn how a gypsy cursed a house in the Latin Quarter, causing its owner to die. This was followed by more people mysteriously dying there. You'll hear the spine-chilling story about this most famous cursed Parisian place, before your chilling tour finishes at the meeting point with the story of a vampire.

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Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

3. Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

Visit some of the most well-known sites of Paris in an authentic, fun, and entertaining way on 3 distinct audio-guided tours. Enjoy the convenience of keeping your smartphone in your pocket while your professional guide’s commentaries lead you through charming streets and squares. The audio commentaries trigger automatically based on your location. Secret Montmartre (1.5 hours) Walk the steep streets and hidden squares of bohemian Montmartre and immerse yourself in the neighborhood’s artistic history, from Pablo Picasso to Dalida. Mysteries and Legends of Paris, Ile de la Cité (1.5 hours) Learn the history of central Paris’ famous sites, such as the Louvre Pyramid, Pont Neuf, and the Conciergerie, but with a macabre twist. Follow the side streets and secret passages, far from the usual tourist itineraries. Trendy Le Marais (1.5 hours) Discover the historic and fashionable district of Le Marais with its rich Jewish heritage and LGBTQ community. Explore the district’s incredible mix of historical architecture, cafes and museums, and great shopping. Want to make a short stop in a shop or grab a quick snack? Pause the tour and resume when you want, right where you left off. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates directions to follow in real time, so don’t worry about getting lost. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time! Customize your itinerary as you wish and enjoy the fun and entertaining tours at your own pace.

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Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour

4. Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour

Join a passionate and knowledgeable guide to learn the story of the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery, burial site of some of the world's most famous men and women. Trace the story of the cemetery, from its origins as the country house of the king's confessor to its role as a battlefield during the Napoleonic Wars. Now regarded as one of the most romantic cemeteries in the world, the site is a journey back in time as you stroll along its cobblestone paths. Discover the burial site of the 12th-century lovers, Heloise and Abelard, whose tale is recorded in love letters in their tomb commissioned by Josephine Bonaparte. Pay your respects to icons of the arts and letters, such as Jim Morrison and Gertrude Stein. Visit the last resting place of Edith Piaf, Moliere and Delacroix. Wander along the picturesque lanes and hear fascinating stories about well-known figures. Escape from the crowds and marvel at the funerary art for a truly unique experience in Paris.

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What people are saying about Ile-de-France

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

We were the only people on the tour but this made it much better. Our tour guide had extensive knowledge of Paris’s history and the stories that were told were fascinating. Aside from the Dark Secrets, our guide gave us some great restaurant and location tips for the rest of our time in Paris. A must-do guide if you’ve visiting Paris and want to hear some history. Thank you!

Hannah was incredibly knowledgeable on her subject matter and did not give into speculative stories. It was a wonderful way to walk around Paris at night and gain a darker view of the city. Highly recommend!

Our favorite part of our Paris visit! Our guide shared many unique and curious stories that we had never heard. I look forward to taking another My Precious Paris tour next time!

Our guide Simon was very pleasant, tells the stories with complete surrender and passion so that you can imagine everything vividly

Our guide Leo is charming! It was very nice ! I recommend Christel, Frank, Justine and Martin (out on October 30 at 7 p.m.)