Conciergerie by night
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Paris Ghost, Legends and Mysteries Tour

Unique Experience
Out of 109 Reviews
  • Duration
    2 h.
  • Start time
  • Meeting Point
    By the statue of Henri IV (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Fri, Sat
  • Language

It was a very entertaining tour and out of the usual history you hear about Paris. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to our friends.


Tour Highlights

  • Discover Paris’ dark side, its turbulent history and colorful characters
  • Experience well-known Parisian sites in a whole new light and visit others rarely seen on tours
  • In a small group of up to 20 people, hear and interact easily with our expert, English-speaking guide
Conciergerie by night

A Stormy Past with Colorful Characters

Soak up the atmosphere of nocturnal Paris while your guide shares dramatic tales of the city's turbulent history, describing the darker side of those who shaped it.

Saint Germain l Auxerrois by Night

Popular Places with Infamous Pasts

Discover the infamous past of the romantic Square du Vert-Galant, the 7th century Church of Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois, and the Palais de Justice.

Conciergerie Exterior by Night

Dark Alleys, Dark Deeds

Boldly explore dark streets and alleyways while your expert guide shares tales of murder and mayhem.


Paris, the City of Light, has a remarkably dark and stormy past. Before the city earned its reputation for culture, art, fashion and romance, it endured centuries of strife – gruesome murders, torture, and beheadings, political and social unrest, brutal monarchies and wars, not to mention terrible plagues. This tour will bring to life Paris's mysterious and often horrific past – its ghosts, legends and historic personalities. You’ll see both rarely visited and well-known sights in a whole new way!

Our nocturnal ghost and legends tour takes you down dark, winding alleyways – the better to soak up the atmosphere of mystery and imagine Paris in very different times. At the beautiful, romantic Square du Vert-Galant - created in honor of Henry IV and his mistresses and recently declared an “Espace vert ecologique” (an ecological green space) – your guide will describe a different scene, when the last Knights’ Templar was burned at the stake here.

You’ll visit the 7th century church of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, and learn how and why around 30,000 Huguenots were murdered in the infamous St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of 1572. You’ll learn that the Palais de Justice - which was awarded the Grand Prix de l'Empereur as the greatest work of art produced in France in that decade - was where unfortunates were judged guilty during the French Revolution and sentenced to the guillotine in front of cheering crowds – even if they were Kings or revolutionaries themselves!

Beginning with tales of early ritual worship, you’ll travel through time as your guide recreates scenes of gruesome plagues, the French Revolution, the Paris Commune, and Nazi occupation. They will acquaint you with famous historic figures, such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Marie Antoinette, and Henry IV as well as serial killers that once preyed on the city’s residents… maybe in some of the same alleyways you'll walk through!

Get off the beaten path, away from the crowds of sightseers on typical tours, and scratch beneath Paris’s beautiful, romantic surface to discover its lurking dark side.

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What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and beverages

Meeting Point


Paris Ghost, Legends and Mysteries Tour Reviews

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He was very knowledgeable...

He was very knowledgeable. He was a great story teller. I found his tour extremely informative and enjoyable.

Our guide was fantastic!...

Our guide was fantastic! He was so energetic and informative. We had just arrived in Paris and it provided a great introduction to the city.

Benjamin is great guide...

Benjamin is great guide, he has many different stories about Paris and history, his tour was informative and we had a lot of fun. The only thing I did not like is that I found a few historical mistakes in his stories, but most of the people are not as prepared as me and I think it is not a big deal if they hear that Napoleon died on the island named Saint Anna instead of Saint Helena and other stuff like that. Everything else he told us was excellent and very interesting. I would go on this kind of tour again and again. Thank you!

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