Guided tour

Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

81 reviews

Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

From US$ 33.96 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Russian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. 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.

Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella

Know before you go

  • This tour runs rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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This was a fun tour! Simon our guide was excellent (watch out for the great impersonation of the French) and extremely personable. Great stories complemented by his own experiences brought it all to life. In the end we were having such a great time that we didn’t even notice that we had run over time by about 40 minutes and were sad to have reached the end. We always take walking tours wherever we go - this is a keeper.

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September 19, 2021

Sebastien was early in meeting us on Monday night… was great having a small group as Sebastien was able to keep tour very intimate including offering up recommendations to restaurants and other local sites. While we have taken other Ghost / Dark Story Tours of Paris, Sebastien introduced new stories that we had not heard before…. Highly recommended!!!

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August 31, 2021

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

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