Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

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Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

From $35.50 per person

Experience Paris’ dark side throughout a spine-chilling evening walk. You'll discover the historical murders, crimes, and fantastic legends that have shaped the story of this city.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, French


  • Discover the main site where public executions took place
  • Learn more about the most famous Parisian ghosts
  • Discover the Templars, a modern secret society with a huge history
  • Find the demons on the Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Visit cursed locations
Full description
Throughout your 2-hour guided tour you will discover the dark side of the center of Paris. You will begin with 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 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.
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Please arrive 5 minutes before the tour starts. Your guide will wait for you near l'Occitane shop The nearest metro station Hotel-de-Ville, Cité.

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Umbrella

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    • This tour runs rain or shine
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    It was fascinating to have such a knowledgeable guide relate to us the darker side of Paris. Julia was exceptional as she related the real story behind Phantom of the Opera and the "Inconnus de la Seine". She took extra time and showed us a few additional locations beyond the scope of the regular tour, she was amazing and hope to be able request her on our next visit to Paris.

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    July 8, 2021

    If you like the darker side of Paris, this is the place for you! Hanna can come up with some dark stories from Paris, including about the Templars, the background to the Phantom of the Opera or the secrets of Notre Dame. She also has some tips ready for further visits to the city. All in all a very successful 2 hours!

    August 30, 2020

    Exceptional! I spent two hours of moments when the mysteries and secrets of Paris were told to me by this beautiful Ukrainian creature who speaks impeccable French. If you are looking for mysterious stories, I'm not hesitating, go there by the light of the street lamps, you will feel your heart gain speed as you advance in the alleys of Paris ... Good visit

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    March 4, 2020

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