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Paris legends and mysteries 2-hour guided walking tour
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Paris legends and mysteries 2-hour guided walking tour

4.6/5
Excellent
Based on 22 reviews
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$16.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 2 hours
Do this because
  • Discover the dark and violent history of the French capital
  • Learn about Paris' long history of torture and execution
  • Travel back in time from Henry IV's many wives to the French Revolution
What to expect

Paris is known for its art, culture, fashion, and sense of romance but it was once the center of the nation’s long and tragic history of revolutions, mass executions, and rampant disease among lower classes. This 2-hour guided tour around Ile de la Cité will take you through the dark side of French History, rarely explored by tourists.

The tour takes place under a cloak of darkness, winding down alleyways and cutting through the hushed silence of the night. Your English-speaking guide will lead you to the places that were a part of Paris’ darkest hours - the Place de la Vert Gallant where the last of the Templar Knights was burned at the stake; St Germain de Auxerrois where some estimates say 30,000 were killed in the St. Bartholomew Day massacre in 1572 and the Palais du Justice, where those found guilty by the court were routinely tortured and executed in front of live audiences.

Your guide will be with you every step of the way, pointing out places of interest and filling you in on the full details of the gruesome history of Paris. No stone will go unturned as you explore the dark heart of the city. Starting out with ritual worship in early Paris you will travel through generations wracked by the plague, French Revolution, Paris Commune, and Nazi rule. You will learn about the people that have molded the city, from Napoleon to Mari Antoinette, Henry IV and the serial killers that once wandered the streets in Paris.

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What's included
  • check Guided walking tour
Where

3403 Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris

Meeting point:
Meet your guide 15 minutes before the tour starts at the statue of Henri IV, in the middle of Pont Neuf- at the western end of Ile de la Cite. The statue is of a man on a horse sitting in the middle of the bridge. Nearest Metro: Pont Neuf (7) or Cite (4).
What to remember
  • The tour ends in front of the Hotel de Ville
  • Maximum group size: 20 persons
  • Infants (age 0-3) can join the tour for free
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.6/5

Based on 22 reviews from verified customers

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Value for money

4.2/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - November 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Super gids (Daniel).

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - February 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Leuke tour. Verhalen bij plekjes waar je als standaard toerist geen weet van hebt. De gids was aangenaam en nam de tijd voor vragen.

  • Willem

    From United States of America - December 2022

    Traveled as a couple

     

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Interessante weetjes over Parijs, waar je zelf niet zo maar achter komt, Soms zelfs iets te uitgebreid.

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - June 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - June 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From France - September 2021

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

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