Guided tour

Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

Activity provider: My Precious Paris
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 31.70 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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Live tour guide
French, English, Russian
Private or small groups available


  • 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.

  • 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 the l'Occitane shop The nearest metro station is 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 164 reviews

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Sebastian was our guide. What an amazing tour! This was the highlight of Paris so far. He included everyone on our tour, and gave us recommendations for restaurants and sights to see etc. Honestly I recommend this to anyone. My partner and I have never done a guided tour and this was brilliant!!!

April 10, 2022

Leo was our guide. He was very informative, fun and interesting in his delivery of the historic, gory events of this walk. The walk was for two hours, but it flew by and wasn’t tiring as there were plenty of stops with explanations. My teenage children also enjoyed the walk. Highly recommend it! I looked at the buildings in new ways, hearing the more quirky stories behind their walls or at the sites. The tales brought to life the characters of medieval and more recent days Paris, which normally we would walk past!

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April 9, 2022

Sebastian the guide was absolutely perfect. He got us into a creepy atmosphere, showed us scary locations and told us the ghost stories behind them. I’d recommend this tour to everyone as it showed a different side of Paris and if you’ll get Sebastian as a guide then you’re extra lucky! He also gave us a lot of recommendations and was super helpful!

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March 13, 2022

Product ID: 359100