Guided tour

Secret Paris Guided Tour: The Hidden Heart of Paris

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Cultival

Secret Paris Guided Tour: The Hidden Heart of Paris

Activity provider: Cultival

From US$ 14.16 per person

Discover the hidden heart of Paris on a 100-minute guided tour of the city’s secret stories. Step away from the usual tourist tales, and dive down narrow lanes around the Notre-Dame, follow in the footsteps of a legendary magician, and much more.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Explore the dark heart of Paris
  • Learn the black magic legends of the City of Lights
  • Hear the history of the magician Maître Albert de Cologne
  • Discover how The Green Gallant died
Full description
Go on a journey into the heart of Paris at its most mysterious, and explore the dark side of a city better known for its illuminations.  Your guide will explain to you the mysteries that surround this imposing Notre-Dame Cathedral. Pass along a narrow street where a scary story of medieval blood and ink will be revealed. Then, near the Place Sainte-Opportune, you will discover the narrow and dark rue Courtalon, where once, in the time of Louis XIV, a dark affair took place. Facing Saint-Jacques Tower, discover how reality beats fiction, and in the heart of Rue de la Ferronnerie, learn how “Le Vert Gallant” died. Your guide will tell you about the astrological and astronomical tower of the Black Queen, where the magician at the service of Catherine de Medici practiced black magic inside this tower.
  • Guided tour
  • Entry ticket (tour)
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers
  • Tips

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Meeting point

On the Pont Neuf, in front of the equestrian statue of Henri IV. 15, Place du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris In case of emergency on the day of your visit, you can contact the number below: Monday to Friday: +33 1 42 46 92 04 Saturday, Sunday and French bank holidays: +33 6 25 42 28 91 Cultival agency is closed on Saturday, Sunday and French bank holidays. Please contact directly the phone number and do not send any message through GetYourGuide, you will not receive a reply. For any cancellation or modification of your booking, please contact GetYourGuide customer service.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  Latecomers cannot be compensated with a refund or rescheduled tour
  •  For security or technical reasons, the tour itinerary can be modified on the day of the tour. In these circumstances refunds are not available
  •  The tour is not available for children below 12 years of age
  • Cancellation policy:
  • - At least 48-hour before the date of the visit: 100% refund
  • - Less than 48-hour before the date of the visit: no refund
  • Limited access to the Ile de la Cité following the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral might cause some changes in the tour route
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 7 reviews

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very original, and super nice guide (Elisabeth)

September 2, 2019


Three interesting

March 2, 2019

Very well

I appreciated the friendly guide, knowing how to tell the stories and legends of Paris I had a good time

June 25, 2017

Product ID: 42559