Guided tour

Paris: Historical Crimes Walking Tour in French

4.4 / 5

63 reviews

Activity provider: My Urban Experience

Paris: Historical Crimes Walking Tour in French

Activity provider: My Urban Experience

From US$ 16.30 per person

Explore the sordid business affairs and other sinister crimes that have left their mark on the streets of Paris on a unique and fascinating walking tour. Visit the site of some of the city's great crime scenes and much more.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Discover the famous districts of Paris from a different perspective
  • Take an historical journey through the heart of Paris
  • Hear surprising anecdotes about Paris and its great crimes
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Journey through a darker side of the history of Paris on a walking tour of some of the city's great crime scenes. Follow a route that traces shady business dealings, sites of execution and much more. Discover how Paris was once a maze of side streets where it was easy to get lost, providing refuge for thieves and other miscreants. Learn, for example, about the emblematic Pont Neuf where, in the 17th century, the crooks, thieves and beggars came from the Cours des Miracles to steal the bourgeois before returning to the neighborhoods around the Halles and Beaubourg. Learn about the great gallows and gibbets of Montfaucon, and listen to surprising facts and fascinating anecdotes on the approximately 2km walk. Discover Paris from a completely different perspective.
  • A local, knowledgable guide
  • Transportation ticket

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Under the arches next to the café Le Rive Gauche, 6 Place Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris, metro Saint Michel (line 4 or RER C).

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4.4 /5

based on 63 reviews

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A marvellous way to get to know Paris other than visiting museums - our Venetian guide (excellent English) told us many stories and anecdotes plus historical background of crimes which happened here (and, besides that, a lot of further knowledge of the streets we passed, its history, artists - never looked at the watch - my son (15) and I enjoyed this tour very much.

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July 16, 2017


February 17, 2018

Language requirement

We did not realize we needed to be French speaking to get any real value from the tour - had we done, we would have made different choices. The guide did speak English but 90% of the tour was French, for instance, in front of the Palais de Justice he spoke for several minutes in French then turned to us and said "women prefer poison", and we then moved on to the next location. I was terribly disappointed.

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July 23, 2017

Product ID: 66802