Discover the sordid business affairs and other sinister crimes that have left their mark on the streets of Paris over time on this unique and fascinating walking tour.
What to Expect
This route traces the great crimes, shady business affairs and execution venues in Paris. Before it became the city that we all know and love, Paris was a maze of side streets where it was easy to get lost. A dark city full of thieves and other miscreants. This is reflected by the names of certain streets, such as Rue de la Grande Truanderie in the 1st District, which was named due to the number of crimes that took place there, with 'truand' equating to 'crook' in English.
From the cemetery where the bones of the innocent reside in the Catacombs, to the great gallows and gibbets of Montfaucon, this fascinating walk will take you on an exciting adventure in the center of the French capital.