Guided tour

Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

Activity provider: My Precious Paris

Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

Activity provider: My Precious Paris

From US$ 32.14 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
English, Russian
Private or small groups available


2 hours
  • Ile de la Cite

  • Notre Dame Cathedral

  • Pont Neuf

  • Conciergerie

  • Latin Quarter

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
  • 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

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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

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based on 314 reviews

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We booked this for us and our three boys (aged 9-14) with heaps of excitement, and some trepidation; we weren't sure how engaging they would find it, whether it would distract them from 2 hours of walking. On the contrary, they collectively scored the walk 9/10, only taking one point off for the sheer goriness of one particular story (you'll have to book the tour to guess which one...) Morgan was our guide for the evening and he was superb! For the entirety of the walk, he was fluid and animated, no hesitations or awkward silences, with lashings of dark humour thrown in for good effect. He used an iPad loaded with photos to embellish and support the storytelling. It really was first class and we are so pleased we chose this activity over others. It helped that the weather was mild and dry... apparently it does go ahead despite the rain. Would advise preparing your tip in advance, it will be well deserved. Highly recommend this for all able age groups.

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January 5, 2023

My wife and I had so much fun with this tour. Sebastien was our tour guide and he did an amazing job with his storytelling. He was very good with describing the details of each site we went to and really engaged the group by encouraging participation. Definitely a must try if you're interested in learning about the different side of Paris.

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September 20, 2022

Sebastian is an exceptional tour guide, he is the best story teller I have ever listened to, the way he talks about the history of the places and the characters will just make you want to listen to more stories from him, I can remember all the details he shared with us even the numbers and the dates. It was worth joining and I am so happy that I took this tour and I highly recommend it to everybody, even to kids.

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June 15, 2022

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